KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) Duplin County’s total number of positive COVID-19 cases has increased to 14.
The Health Department conducts a further contact tracing investigation on each case.
Of the 14 total laboratory-confirmed positive cases, four of them have met clinical criteria to be released from isolation.
Additionally, each case is attributed to community spread meaning the source of the infection is not known or travel related.
“Since Duplin County is experiencing community spread, we urge everyone to remain at home except to obtain essential items such as groceries and medications. When you leave your home, remember to physically distance yourself from others, use proper hand hygiene, and limit your social interactions,” said Tracey Simmons-Kornegay, Duplin County Health Director.
A telephone line dedicated to COVID-19 questions has been established at the Health Department: 910-296-2130 ext. 8160. No medical advice or assessments will be given from this phone line.