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.
. @NC_Governor: Stay home if sick. Plan in case you need to miss work. Avoid mass travel and large gatherings if you are in a higher-risk group. #COVID19NC— NCDHHS (@ncdhhs) March 10, 2020