The Kent County Commissioners and Kent Health Department officials announced the first case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 24. The infected individual is a male in his 20s who had traveled to areas impacted by the virus, according to a joint press release.
The young man was tested last week and is home recovering well, said Kent County Commissioner Ron Fithian in an interview at the Kent Pilot on Tuesday.
The individual has self-quarantined.
Kent County Health Officer William Webb said health officials are tracing the man’s recent travels in Kent “to determine exposure within the county.”
In the last 24 hours, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 61 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Only two counties remain at zero cases, Allegany and Dorchester.