Duplin County NC

Increase in Duplin County’s Number of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Duplin County’s total number of laboratory confirmed positive COVID-19 cases has increased to 23 residents over the last several days. Duplin County Health Department receives daily notification of laboratory confirmed positive cases for those tested Duplin County residents. Additional information can be reviewed on NCDHHS COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc.

Of the 23total laboratory confirmed positive cases, 12of them have met clinical criteria to be released from isolation. At this time, our increase in the number of positive cases is linked to widespread community transmission. Duplin County Health Department continues to conduct a contact tracing investigation on each case. A telephone line dedicated to COVID-19questions has been established at the Health Department: 910-296-2130 ext. 8160. No medical advice or assessments will be given from this phone line.