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March 28, 2020 Durham County COVID-19 Case Update

Post Date:03/28/2020 6:48 PM
Durham, NC -  March 28, 2020- No additional Durham County residents have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) since our last report on March 27, 2020. The total number of COVID-19 cases among Durham County residents is 103. 
We will continue to update our COVID-19 page at dcopublichealth.org daily, approximately 6 pm, to reflect current case totals. 
 
Durham County COVID-19 Response
DCoDPH is coordinating with the North Carolina Department of Health Human Services (NC DHHS) as NC DHHS leads COVID-19 response efforts for the state. 
On March 14, 2020, Chair of the Durham County Board of Commissioners Wendy Jacobs signed aDeclaration of State of Emergency in Durham County. The declaration was made following President of the United States Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency and Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order and the North Carolina State of Emergency issued in response to the pandemic state of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
 
COVID-19 Mitigation Recommendations
DCoDPH and NCDHHS encourage everyone to take steps to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19:
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Practice social distancing; maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet away from others
  • Individuals at high risk should stay home to the extent possible. High risk individuals include those over 65 years of age; or with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes; or weakened immune systems
 
More Information 
For more information, please visit the Durham County Department of Public Health's website atdcopublichealth.org, the CDC's website atwww.cdc.gov/coronavirus, and the NCDHHS website atwww.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus, which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina. Information is also available on the DCoDPH (@durhamhealthnc), CDC (@CDC), and NCDHHS (@NCDHHS) Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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