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COVID-19 Update: August 10, 2020

As our COVID-19 cases continue to increase, protect yourself and others by doing the 3 Ws: WEAR a cloth covering over your nose and mouth, WAIT 6 feet apart, and WASH your hands. These actions can protect our families and neighbors. Highlights of the data derived from the confirmed positive COVID-19 cases for Harnett County as of August 10, 2020 include:

  • Confirmed cases 1299
  • Recovered cases 1034
  • Deaths reported 39
  • Age ranges are 1 month-97 years
  • Average Age is 43
  • Positive Cases by Race 483 Hispanic, 512 White, 274 Black, and 30 Other
  • Positive Cases by Ethnicity 483 Hispanic, 786 Non-Hispanic and 30 Other
  • Gender 51% female and 49% male

It is important to remember that the data contained in this release is subject to change as cases are investigated and additional testing is performed.


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COVID-19 Harnett County Dashboard : August 7, 2020

The COVID-19 Harnett County Dashboard offers a snapshot of confirmed COVID-19 cases specific to Harnett County. The report includes daily case counts, cases per week, cases by age, race, ethnicity, gender and deaths. For more information regarding the data in this report contact the Health Department at 910-893-7550.


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Institutional Outbreaks of COVID-19:

In a congregate living setting, a COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases. The Health Department received confirmation regarding positive cases of COVID-19 at Harnett Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located in Dunn, Emerald Health and Rehabilitation Center located in Lillington and Absolute Care Assisted Living facility located in Angier. The confirmed cases have been with staff of the facilities and residents. Congregate living guidance has been provided for the facilities by Harnett County Health Department staff, including adherence to infection prevention precautions for residents and staff limiting opportunities for the infection to spread to others in the facility. The additional testing that led to these results was part of a comprehensive public health investigation based on a confirmed outbreak. Correctional Institution: The Health Department received confirmation regarding positive cases of COVID-19 at Harnett Correctional Institution located in Lillington. The confirmed cases have been with staff of the facility and inmates. For more information click here or on the title to view NCDHHS web site.


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Symptoms of COVID-19

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The CDC has expanded the list of symptoms for COVID-19. Symptoms may include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.Learn more: CDC web site. Espanol


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COVID-19 Employee Guidance

The COVID-19 Employee Guidance document can help you prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace. Please follow these guidelines if you have signs/symptoms of COVID-19 or if you or someone in your household is identified as a contact to someone that tested positive for COVID-19. Please read carefully.


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Historical Data: COVID-19

The Health Department is working to provide consistent updates about reported cases of COVID-19, to help our community better understand how this pandemic is developing in the county. To view a copy of the Historical Data report click on the link or title. For more information regarding the data in this report contact the Health Department at 910-893-7550.


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