Haywood County confirms third positive COVID-19 diagnosis

Press release from Haywood County Public Health:

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 5, 2020 that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at their home.

The resident of Haywood County has no out of state travel history. Haywood County Public Health nurses are identifying close contacts of this person. To protect individual privacy, no further information will be released. The CDC defines close contact as being within approximately 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 infection for a prolonged period of time of 10 minutes or longer. Based on information provided by the individuals in close contact, county health officials will assess risks of exposure, determine which if any additional measures are needed such as temperature and symptom checks, quarantine and/or testing.

There are now three cases of COVID-19 identified in Haywood County to date.

“The Haywood County Health Department will aggressively trace, test and contain anyone we identify who was exposed to this virus,” said Haywood County Health Director Patrick Johnson.

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