Albemarle Regional Health Services updates COVID-19 case counts

Published 5:41 pm Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Albemarle Regional Health Services’s pdated COVID-19 case counts reflects lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, as of 11 am. on Monday, April 13 in the Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) region.

Pasquotank County – 15 lab confirmed cases; 7 active and 8 recovered

Perquimans County – 4 lab confirmed cases; 2 active and 2 recovered

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Camden County – 0 cases

Chowan County – 3 lab confirmed cases; 2 active and 1 recovered

Currituck County – 3 lab confirmed cases; 2 active and 1 recovered

Bertie County – 12 lab confirmed cases; 1 active, 10 recovered, and 1 death

Gates County – 4 lab confirmed cases; 0 active and 4 recovered

Hertford County – 4 lab confirmed cases; 1 active, 2 recovered, and 1 death

Cases identified as recovered means individuals have had no fever for at least 72 hours without the use of medicine that reduces fever, have been without symptoms for at least seven days and other symptoms have improved.

During the Stay at Home order, the Albemarle Regional Health Service says it is imperative to practice preventive and safety measures that will help prevent the spread of the COVID -19. These precautions include:

– Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

– Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

– Practice social distancing; stay at least six feet away from others, avoid unnecessary travel, avoid handshakes, hugs and other close contact.