Lenoir County confirms second case of COVID-19

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This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lenoir County.

The Lenoir County Health Department received a notification of the lab-confirmed case on Wednesday.

Similar to what occurred with the first lab-confirmed case on Tuesday, the resident also traveled out of the area and this is not a result of a community spread.

The individual is recovering at home.

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