Wicomico County Reports First Case of Coronavirus

During a Thursday afternoon press conference, the Wicomico County Health Department confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wicomico County.

Officials say the patient is a man in his 30’s who had recent travel outside of the country. It is unclear where they contracted the virus. It was not confirmed if the patient had interactions in the public in Wicomico County. The patient is quarantined at home.

This is the 108th confirmed case in the state of Maryland and the second confirmed case on the Eastern Shore, after a Talbot County patient was confirmed on Sunday.