The Second Case of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Was Just Confirmed In North Carolina


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human services has just announced that the second case of novel coronavirus COVID-19 in North Carolina has been confirmed.

The second person to test positive is a man living in Chatham County and is thought to have contracted the virus while on a recent trip to an area of Italy currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.

The Chatham County man is now in self quarantine at home and is in stable condition, according to Chatham County Public Health Department officials.

NC health department officials are now identifying close contacts of the infected patient to attempt to contain the community spread.

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.

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