Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow the advice provided by your local public health agency.
As we start a new week, here is the status of the outbreak in the counties that make up the 7th District as of 11 a.m. Sunday, according to U.S. Congressman, David Rouzer.
- Bladen County: 10 cases, 0 deaths
- Brunswick County: 39 cases, 2 deaths
- Columbus County: 90 cases, 6 deaths
- Duplin County: 66 cases, 0 deaths
- Johnston County: 135 cases, 10 deaths
- New Hanover County: 72 cases, 3 deaths
- Pender County: 10 cases, 0 deaths
- Sampson County: 39 cases, 0 deaths
- Wayne County: 630 cases, 8 deaths
- Statewide, there are 8,830 confirmed COVID-19 cases across 94 counties and 299 deaths as a result of the outbreak.
On Friday, April 24, Bladen County had eight (8) confirmed cases, Brunswick County had 39 positive cases, Cumberland County had 161 positive cases, Duplin County has 45 positive cases, had New Hanover County has 66 positive cases, according to their local health departments.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Stay home if you feel unwell.
If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.
Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Avoiding unneeded visits to medical facilities allows healthcare systems to operate more effectively, therefore protecting you and others.