84 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Pender County, 56 recoveries

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BURGAW, N.C. (WNCT) 84 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Pender County, officials said.

56 individuals have recovered and one death related to COVID-19 has been reported in the county.

The Pender County Health Department says 721 test samples have been completed.

Of those tests, 84 were confirmed positive, 605 were confirmed negative, while 32 tests are currently pending.

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