The Wayne County Health Department received notice today of three additional cases of COVID-19 from a long-term care facility in Mount Olive.
These additional cases include one resident and two employees who remain in isolation. One resident from this facility tested positive last week and remains hospitalized.
The current total number of confirmed cases in Wayne County is 11.
The Wayne County Health Department has been working with the facility to conduct contact tracing and the facility has implemented strict restrictions to prevent any further spread of COVID-19.
We know many are interested in specific information about confirmed cases and unless there is a threat to public health, we will continue to protect the privacy of anyone who tests positive.
We would like our residents to know that the Wayne County Health Department continues to conduct contact tracing on any positive cases. This means the health department will reach out to you if they feel you may have come in contact with a positive case.
Remember: community spread of COVID-19 is taking place across the state and our area. You should assume every interaction with another person could expose you to COVID-19.
We urge everyone to follow the Governor's Stay at Home order. Stay home, save lives. Continue to wash your hands for 20 seconds, cough into your arm, and practice physical distancing.