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PUBLIC HEALTH

122 new Carroll County virus cases in past week

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The number of new conformed coronavirus cases in Carroll County in the past week was 122 as of this morning, according to state data.

The total cases reported for the county since the start of the pandemic is 1,146. At least 679 of those infected people have recovered, and 12 have died.

Six of those deaths occurred in the past two weeks.

Carroll County was the sixth-most-infected in the state per capita this morning as the rate of infection continued to peak statewide along with the number of people who were hospitalized for treatment for those infections, which was 561.

The total number of infections among residents and staff at Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Carroll was 12 as of this morning, with none recovered. Regency is the site of the county’s second coronavirus outbreak at a long-term care facility for older residents.

The virus also caused Hunan Chinese Restaurant to close last week after one of its employees had a confirmed infection, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page.

“It is our responsibility to let you know that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19,” the restaurant said, in reference to the disease caused by the new coronavirus. “Due to the situation, and for everyone’s safety, we have decided to close down the restaurant until further notice.”

Scores of customers thanked the restaurant for being transparent about the situation.

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