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Bladen County Health and Human Services Agency released the latest COVID-19 update this afternoon. The report shows 623 positive COVID-19 cases with seven hospitalized cases and five deaths.

View the report below.

On August 4, 2020, the agency reported a total of 591 positive COVID-19 cases in the county, with five hospitalizations reported and a total of seven COVID-19 related deaths. Two of the deaths reported at the were found to be residents from another area.

For COVID-19 testing, contact one of the agencies below.

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.

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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