Cooper Announces First Confirmed ‘Community Spread’ Case of COVID-19 in North Carolina


Update 3/20/2020 11:00am: 

There are now 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County.

Original Article 3/19/2020 4:30pm: 

This afternoon NC Governor Roy Cooper announced the first official confirmed ‘community spread’ case of COVID-19 in the state of North Carolina.

During his press conference, Cooper noted that the Wilson County individual had not traveled to an infected area, nor had they been in contact with any other known cases of the virus.

North Carolina now has 131 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 31 of them being in Charlotte.

You can watch the entire press conference from Governor Cooper and the NC COVID-19 Task Force here:

According to the CDC, patients with confirmed CoVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of CoVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.

Some of the best ways to stay healthy include;

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