First death in Baltimore City Health Department confirmed


The first COVID-19 death of a Baltimore City Health Department employee was confirmed Friday morning, Mayor Jack Young and Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa announced.



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The employee worked in the Health Department’s Bureau of School Health and had worked for the Health Department since 2006.


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“Our hearts are extremely heavy today,” Young said. “On behalf of the residents of Baltimore, I offer sincere condolences to our staff member’s family, loved ones, and members of the Baltimore City Health Department.”

“This is a terrible loss to the Health Department. My thoughts and prayers go out to our staff member’s family and friends,” Baltimore Health Department Commissioner Dr. Dzirasa.

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