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Wake County Recommends the Public Avoid Visiting Facilities that Serve People at High Risk of COVID-19

  • On March 11, 2020
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Wake County Public Health Division recommends the public avoid visiting residential establishments for people at higher risk for severe illness – such as nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, correctional facilities and facilities that care for medically vulnerable children. High risk populations include adults over 65 years,
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Wake County Resident Tests Presumptive Positive for COVID-19

  • On March 11, 2020
Wake County has received notice from the state lab on Wednesday, March 11, that another resident has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of presumptive positive test results in Wake County to seven. “This is not a surprise,” said Wake County Medical Director Dr. Kim McDonald. “As we track the movements of
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Wake County Continues Investigating Possible Exposure to Five Cases of COVID-19

  • On March 10, 2020
The Wake County Public Health Division continues to investigate who was potentially exposed to five residents who tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 on March 9. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running a second test to confirm these results. “Our public health team has diligently created a timeline for each affected person, so
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Statement from Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford and Vice Chair Vickie Adamson on County’s COVID-19 Response

  • On March 9, 2020
As your elected representatives, it is important that we share with you the latest information available on what your county government is doing to protect the residents of Wake County and help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. We have the highest confidence in our county administration to manage this evolving situation in collaboration
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Wake County Begins Investigation of Five People with COVID-19

  • On March 9, 2020
Today, the Wake County Public Health Division learned that five people who live in Wake County have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running a second test to confirm these results. “These new cases bring the total count of presumptive positive cases to six in Wake County,” said
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Durham, Wake Counties Investigate Possible Exposure to New COVID-19 Case

  • On March 9, 2020
The Durham County Department of Public Health and the Wake County Public Health Division are currently investigating who was potentially exposed to an Indiana resident who traveled to both counties last week and has now tested presumptively positive for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running a second test to confirm these
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​Wake County Continues Investigating Possible Exposure to COVID-19

  • On March 6, 2020
The Wake County Public Health Division continues to investigate who was potentially exposed to a local resident who tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 on March 3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running a second test to confirm these results. “Our Communicable Disease team has worked with the patient to determine where this
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North Carolina Identifies First Case of COVID-19

  • On March 3, 2020
A North Carolina person has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The test, conducted by North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, is presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab.
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