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Three Carroll County facilities no longer considered COVID-19 outbreak sites

Three Carroll County congregate living facilities are no longer considered sites of active COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the health department.

Outbreaks at Brinton Woods Health and Rehab Center at Winfield, Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy and Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville are considered closed by the Carroll County Health Department. That means those facilities have seen no cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 14 days.

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Brinton Woods has seen 35 resident cases, six staff cases (two Carroll residents) and seven deaths. Pleasant View has seen 88 resident cases, 46 staff cases (19 Carroll residents) and 29 deaths. Springfield Hospital Center has seen seven resident cases, 18 staff cases (five Carroll residents) and no deaths.

Eight facilities in Carroll still have active outbreaks.

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On Thursday, the health department announced two new community cases in Carroll County and no cases at congregate living facilities. No new deaths were reported for the third day in a row.

The county’s positivity rate, or the rate at which tests of Carroll residents return positive, is 3.37% through July 8, down from 3.71%. The positivity rate is reported as a seven-day rolling average based on data from the Maryland Department of Health. The statewide rate is 4.53%.

Carroll’s confirmed number of coronavirus cases rose to 1,179, of which 648 (and 116 of the county’s 130 COVID-19 deaths) have been residents or staff members at congregate living facilities.

The county has seen 531 community cases. Of those, 11 are younger than 10 years old; 30 are in the 10-19 range; 90 are 20-29 years old; 75 are 30-39; 83 are 40-49; 141 are 50-59; 68 are 60-69; 19 are 70-79; and 14 are 80-89. Women have accounted for 264 of the positive tests, men for 267. In cases where race is known, 87% of those testing positive have been white, 7% have been Black, 6% other. Where ethnicity is known, 17% are Hispanic.

The number of community hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic rose by one, to 81.

According to health department data, Westminster has the most cases in Carroll, with 388 across two ZIP codes, followed by Sykesville/Eldersburg with 322, Mount Airy with 187, Manchester with 88, Hampstead with 43, Taneytown with 42, Finksburg with 33, Keymar with 28, New Windsor with 22, Woodbine with 11 and Union Bridge with eight. Data is suppressed in ZIP codes with seven cases or fewer.

Anyone who thinks they or a family member might be showing coronavirus symptoms can call that hotline between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 410-876-4848, or contact their doctor. After hours, callers may leave a message or call 211. People with emergencies should continue to call 911.

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