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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease that was identified in late 2019 and was declared a pandemic on March 11. COVID-19 is an international, national, North Carolina and Wayne County public health emergency.
Coronaviruses like COVID-19 are most often spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, through close personal contact (including touching and shaking hands) or through touching your nose, mouth or eyes before washing your hands.
NC CONFIRMED CASES
WAYNE COUNTY CONFIRMED CASES
WAYNE COUNTY DEATHS
For in-depth case data for Wayne County click here.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Stay safe from the coronavirus.
Wash your Hands
Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
Avoid Close Contact
Avoid close contact with people who are ill, gatherings limited to 10 people.
STAYING HOME is the BEST WAY to slow the spread.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Do not reuse tissue!
Wear a Face Mask
While not required by the general public, it could help stop the spread of the virus.
Clean and Disinfect
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
The CDC considers a reading of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit a fever.
A dry cough is “one where no mucus or phlegm is produced with the cough.
Feels like an increased effort to breathe, chest tightness, & air hunger or “the feeling of not getting enough oxygen