Published: Mon, March 23, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Three additional cases of COVID-19 reported in North Carolina

Three additional cases of COVID-19 reported in North Carolina

There are now 15 cases of coronavirus in North Carolina, but that number includes a Durham resident who tested positive in another state.

The governor says his declaration will help speed necessary supplies, protect consumers from price gouging, and encourages insurers to provide tests for little or no cost.

Gov. Roy Cooper said the private company LabCorp, which is based in Burlington, has also begun testing North Carolina patients for the coronavirus, but said the state does not know how many people the lab has tested.

The release noted that this case is related to an IN native who had visited a Biogen conference IN Boston and recently passed through Raleigh.

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"Several cases of COVID-19 across the country have been tied to the conference". A release from the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services confirmed that a third case was in Johnston County. The couple from Forsyth was on a cruise where other travelers have tested positive.

Cohen said the state is recommending that those at high risk of illness should avoid large gatherings of people as much as possible.

The Wake County Public Health Division is now working to identify close contacts of the new cases. The CDC defines close contact as being within about 6 feet of a person with a COVID-19 infection for a prolonged period of time. Subsequently, officials with the Forsyth County Health Department confirmed that two of the cases were in Forsyth County. "It's likely that more individuals will test presumptively positive for the virus". This helpline is staffed by the North Carolina Poison Control 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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