The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisories across the state due to the heat index values. Today is the hottest day so far in Bladen County. With the heat rising the COVID-19 hospitalization hit an all time high for the state and the county reported another COVID-19 related death.
Bladen County Health Department released the latest North Carolina and Bladen County COVID-19 today. Dr. Terri Duncan, Director of Bladen County Health and Human Services noted today’s update shows North Carolina has the highest number of hospitalizations. There are an additional 75 people hospitalized over yesterday’s report due to COVID-19.
There is an additional Bladen County COVID-19 death reported today as well. View the report 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.
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.