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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declares state of emergency amid coronavirus spread

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 16:49:29-04

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency over coronavirus at a meeeting on Tuesday afternoon.

The state now has seven people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, health officials said.

Cooper stated that five new cases were reported in Wake County, all linked to a Boston conference.

Right now, North Carolina has supplies to test 300 more people.

All of the patients are in isolation while officials identify close contacts.