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Health Department: Six new coronavirus deaths in Carroll County

Six more deaths attributed to the coronavirus have been reported by the Carroll County Health Department, five of them associated with long-term care facilities.

In Carroll County, 413 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to data released by the Health Department on Monday evening. That’s up by 25 since Friday, 11 of them in Westminster. Carroll has had 53 fatalities.

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There have been 48 coronavirus deaths of those who live in or work at Carroll living facilities, up from 43 on Friday. Additionally, 243 residents or staff members of such facilities who live in Carroll have tested positive for the disease, up from 235.

Seventeen new community cases — that is, not residents or staffers of long-term care facilities — were reported, including one death since Friday, bringing to five the number of community fatalities. The new cases included one person younger than 10 and two older than 80.

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Of the 170 Carroll countians confirmed to have the virus who are not at a long-term care facility, 83 are women, 87 are men. Two are younger than 10 years old, three are in the 10-19 range; 30 are 20-29 years old; 18 are 30-39; 24 are 40-49; 56 are 50-59; 22 are 60-69; seven are 70-79; and eight are 80-89.

There are 27 current hospitalizations of those who have tested positive.

Carroll County considers 72 people to be recovered from the disease, up by one since Friday.

According to Health Department data, Westminster has the most cases in Carroll, with 178 across two ZIP codes including 11 new cases since Friday, followed by Mount Airy with 116, Sykesville/Eldersburg with 57, Hampstead with 12, Finksburg with 11, Taneytown and Manchester with 10. Data is suppressed in ZIP codes with seven cases or fewer.

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Anyone who thinks they or a family member might be showing coronavirus symptoms can call the Carroll County Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline, which is available 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. seven days a week 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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