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New Hanover County Residents Being Tested for COVID-19

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There are no confirmed cases of the virus in New Hanover County as of Friday afternoon, however several residents are being tested.

New Hanover County Public Health has announced that several residents are being tested for COVID-19.  

According to a county press release, Public Health will be monitoring each person identified as tested for the virus and will update the public immediately if any test comes back as positive. As of 1 p.m. on March 13, 2020, there are still no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in New Hanover County.  

“The case count in North Carolina has tripled in the last few days, and it’s evident that it is not a matter of if we see COVID-19 here, but when,” says Public Health Preparedness Coordinator Lisa Brown.  

“Several individuals have been tested in New Hanover County, and we are taking the steps to increase guidance and protective measures ahead of positive cases here to protect our residents, especially those at risk of serious illness. Globally, we see that strong actions early can limit the impact of the virus on the community and potentially reduce strain on the healthcare system. It will take all of us following this guidance to keep our area safe and healthy.”