Washington County Records Its First Coronavirus Death

It’s a woman in her 20’s.


Hagerstown, Md (KM) Washington County has recorded its first death from the coronavirus. The announcement was made on Friday during a news conference by Health Officer Earl Stoner, who said the victim is a woman in her 20’s with an underlying condition.

“This is a tragic loss and a sobering reminder of the risk this virus poses,” he says. “This loss should strengthen our resolve to act as though each of us could be carriers of COVID-19 because any of us could be.”

Stone says we should continue to take precautions to avoid contracting this virus. “It is critical take the threat posed by COVID-19 seriously, and follows all guidings, recommendations and actions implemented by the Maryland Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Governor Larry Hogan,’   said Stpmer.

Stoner says those recommendations include practicing social distancing, keeping at least six-feet away from other persons. Also, washing your hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and staying at home, unless you have to go out for an essential reason.


By Kevin McManus