After two residents of a long-term care center in Mount Airy tested positive for COVID-19, more than 60 others have been tested and are awaiting the results. 

The Carroll County Health Department announced Friday night that two women in their 50s tested positive at Pleasant View Nursing Home.

Both are hospitalized, according to a news release. The two cases bring the total in Carroll County to 14, according to the Carroll County Times, which first reported the story. This makes at least 785 cases in Maryland, as of Friday night. 

Pleasant View Nursing Home did not return a call for comment Friday. 

The nursing home is following the guidance of the Maryland Department of Health and the Carroll County Health Department, county Health Officer Ed Singer said in the release.

"Their staff is working diligently and putting patients first," Singer said. "They have been open and transparent with their residents and families and are doing a great job taking care of their patients during this challenging time."

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Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at hmongilio@newspost.com.

(6) comments

elymus43

Does any county or state health agency inspect nursing homes?????? Why were so many people infected before they found out there was a problem???

steelersfan2005

Thank the Russians or North Korea for all this. Bat my left behind cheek. Chemical Agent sprayed on supplies. being proven more and more that it can live on surfaces for over a week now.

threecents

As with most other enveloped viruses, only a small percentage survive more than a day on any surface in lab studies. I am not sure what you were implying about Russia, Korea, or chemical sprays, but please stop magical thinking.

Piedmontgardener

Worst possible thing. Awful news.

Natashatk

Hopefully they had measures in place already that prevent it from spreading throughout.

jalexander

worst possible thing would be to lose our liberties

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