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Coronavirus: Bladen County Health Department Releases COVID-19 Update

After the North Carolina Governor announced a Stay at Home Order on Friday, Bladen County Health & Human Services Director Dr. Terri Duncan released an update.

As of Saturday morning at 11:55, Bladen County continues to have no positive cases of COVID-19, according to Dr. Duncan. At 10:55 a.m. on Saturday morning North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services gave an update noting the cases of COVID-19 total 935 in NC, but Bladen County remains in unshaded territory.

There have been 28 COVID-19 tests given in Bladen County. Providers are awaiting on five results to come back, according to Dr. Duncan, on Saturday morning.

She said, “As we have heard many times, COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, in uncharted waters. Bladen County residents are known for pulling together in crisis situations. We will weather this storm. Thank you for taking seriously the mitigation strategies to decrease further spread of COVID-19.”

Duncan also gave some strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • Stay home when you are sick. Call your medical provider.
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Use at least 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Practice social dististancing. Keep extra space between you and others in line.

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