Howard and Talbot Counties have reported COVID-19 cases
Baltimore, Md. (DG) – Howard and Talbot Counties are now reporting their first cases of COVID-19. The Maryland Department of Health has confirmed 31 people in the state have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Howard County patient is a woman in her 80s who has an underlying health condition and is in the hospital.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said in a press conference on Sunday he declared a state of emergency for Howard County.
Six members of the fire department who responded to the woman are all being self-quarantined at home.
Ball has ordered all businesses in the Mall in Columbia must close for seven days. Also, shops in Savage Mill and movie theaters must also close.
The Maryland Health Department reports coronavirus cases have been reported in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Charles County, Harford County, Montgomery County, and Prince Georges County.