Two new Covid-19 cases identified in New Hanover, one more for Columbus

Two new Covid-19 cases identified in New Hanover, one more for Columbus
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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Authorities in New Hanover County say the two newest cases of coronavirus are from members who have stayed in the community and are not travel-related. The announcement Sunday brings the total number of cases in New Hanover to 27.

Health officials say three positive cases of COVID-19 have now been identified in Columbus County.

In a Facebook post Sunday morning, the Columbus County Health Department said the third case involved an individual who traveled to a known COVID-19 hotspot in another state and is requiring a stay at Columbus Regional.

The first case announced in Columbus County involved a person, who has several underlying medical conditions, contracting the virus through community spread. Health officials say that person has no known travel history and no known contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

This individual required a short stay at Columbus Regional and is now at home isolating.

The second case involved a person who traveled to another state and had close contact with a known positive individual.

The three cases are not connected, according to county health officials.

For more information, you can reach the Columbus County Health Department’s COVID-19 call center by calling 910-640-6615 ext. 7045 or 7046. The call center is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

As of Sunday, Brunswick County’s cases remained at 12. No cases have been reported in Bladen or Pender counties.

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