02/21/2024
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Bladen County Health and Human Services Agency announced the latest COVID-19 Update today. The active positive COVID-19 cases for Bladen County increased from yesterday’s report by 4 cases, however the related death total decreased by one.

According to today’s report, Bladen County has 684 cumulative positive COVID-19 tests with 41 active cases, one related hospitalization, and nine deaths.

The Bladen County Health and Human Services agency reminds residents of the data collection, and the reporting process is preliminary.

Continuous information and data are collected, reported, and updates are provided. NCHHS is reviewing one death of a Bladen County resident, according to today’s report.

Dr. Teresa (Terri) Duncan, Director of Bladen County Health and Human Services, explained COVID-19 may be determined the cause of death if the person tested positive for the virus and then died within a determined time period from the date of the positive testing.

Another variable health officials face is determining the place of residents for a related COVID-19 case. According to health officials, these are only two of the factors officials work to determine that may cause changes in the COVID-19 updates.

There is no vaccine for the virus, however, Dr. Duncan announced yesterday, there have been discussions about Bladen County receiving a limited supply of vaccines in November for the high-risk population and a larger amount of vaccines in the spring of 2021. 

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking people to remember these three things as we stay strong and continue to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

  • Wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

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. 

 

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