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Bladen County COVID-19 Update Shows Cases Increasing

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Bladen County Health Department released the latest COVID-19 update this afternoon. The confirmed positive cases in the county climbed by 10 cases over yesterday’s reported confirmed positives. One more patient was hospitalized with a COVID-19 diagnosis since yesterday as well.
The COVID-19 related deaths in Bladen County now totals six.

View the statistics related to the county’s death in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services graphs below. View the Bladen County COVID-19 full report above.

COVID-19 Testing available at the following locations:

CommWell Health (1-910-567-7114 or 1-877-WELL-ALL (935-5255) continues to test in Tar Heel, Monday-Friday, times vary.

Robeson Health Care Corporation is testing at the St. Pauls site (910-241-30420), times vary.

Ø  Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Clinics and Express Care offer testing(Bladenboro, Clarkton, Dublin, Elizabethtown and White Lake) for anyone exhibiting symptoms or those in high risk groups without symptoms, after a visit with the provider on duty. Contact the clinic located in your area for further information:

·         Bladenboro       910-863-3138

·         Clarkton           910-862-1217

·         Dublin              910-862-3528

·         Elizabethtown  910-862-5500

·         White Lake       910-862-1265

·         Express Care    910-862-2122

Bladen cases have been linked to social gatherings, work, travel and community acquired (unknown source). Bladen County residents are vulnerable of getting or spreading the virus.  In addition to fever, cough and shortness of breath, the CDC added symptoms for the coronavirus: chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, and a new loss of taste. There is no vaccine for the virus.

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