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Pasquotank Co. resident tests positive for coronavirus in N.E. North Carolina's first confirmed case

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 19:15:02-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Albemarle Regional Health Services announced Thursday that a Pasquotank County resident has tested positive for coronavirus.

This is the first confirmed case in the region.

Health officials say the person is at home in isolation.

ARHS is asking citizens to be vigilant in practicing preventive and safety measures that will help prevent the spread of the virus.

These precautions include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Practice social distancing; avoid handshakes, hugs and other close contact.

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