SNOW HILL, N.C. (WNCT) The fourth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Greene County and the Greene County Department of Public Health received notification on Wednesday, April 1.

The individual was tested on March 26. The individual is isolated at home.

Due to privacy, no further information will be shared regarding this individual.

Joy Brock, Greene County Health Director says “We would like to thank our local healthcare providers that continue to collect specimens for lab testing as needed. We want our community to know that we are transitioning into a different phase of our response efforts to COVID-19. In general, patients in non-congregate settings who have mild symptoms compatible with COVID-19 do not need testing and should be instructed to stay and recover at home. Patients should call their local healthcare provider if they have worsening signs or symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g. increasing fever, shortness of breathing, difficulty breathing, chest discomfort, altered thinking, cyanosis).”

To protect your health, the health of those most at risk for serious complications from COVID-19, andmedical personnel:

  • Stay home and only go out when necessary (for work or to buy groceries).
  • Stay away from others if you are sick.
  • Practice social distancing, stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • 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.