Cecil County reports 24 coronavirus deaths

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The Cecil County Health Departmentreported 366 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cecil County, and 221 of those confirmed cases have been released from isolation. COVID-19-related deaths in Cecil County now total 24.

The county does not release information on the number of tests.

Many of those who died were residents of long-term care facilities. Maryland has ordered testing for all nursing home residents and staff. 25The Baltimore Sun reported that Calvert Manor in Rising Sun, MD accounted for 16 deaths.

“Expanded testing is one of the cornerstones of Governor Hogan’s Roadmap to Recovery and will be key to preserving health while reopening the county. This testing initiative is a testament to the power of partnership. We are tremendously grateful to our partners at Union Hospital, DES, and Kent County Health Department for helping to make this effort such a success,” said Lauren Levy, Health Officer for Cecil County.

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