Pasquotank resident tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19

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Albemarle Regional Health Services today confirmed that a Pasquotank County resident has tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19. It is the first confirmed case in northeastern North Carolina.

The patient is self-isolating at home. The agency has not commented on where the person may have contracted the virus or any other details.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services this morning said it has confirmed 97 confirmed cases in the state in 22 counties. Twenty-six of these confirmed cases are affiliated with a group of students from Duke University who traveled internationally. No individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County at this time.

Gov. Roy Cooper this afternoon said one of those cases, in Wilson County, was the first in the state through community spread.

As of this afternoon, there had been no confirmed cases in Dare or Currituck counties.

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