2nd Case of COVID in Hyde County

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2nd Case of COVID in Hyde County
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Second Case in Hyde County

Luana Gibbs, Health Director for Hyde County announces Hyde County’s second laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at home and close contacts have been identified and are quarantined as well. Though we have been fortunate to have a very small number of laboratory confirmed cases, we must not become complacent, as COVID-19 remains an extremely contagious virus. Gibbs reminds the public to implement and continue your 3 Ws practices: Wear, Wait, Wash! 

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Editor's note: Hyde County Health Department isn't required to report if the COVID case is on Ocracoke or the mainland. We don't know. 

Hyde County Health Department would like to ensure that all Hyde County residents who are in need of testing for COVID-19 have access to that testing. 
To be tested, you should meet at least one of the following criteria:  
  • Displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea), 
  • Have been in close contact with someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or feel that you may have been exposed because of being a front-line/essential worker, healthcare worker or first responder.
  • Have had regular contact with a high-risk setting such as a long-term care facility, homeless shelter, correctional facility or migrant farmworker camp.  
APPOINTMENTS are REQUIRED. Call First! Testing locations are as follows:
  • Hyde Co. Health Dept., 1151 Main Street, Swan Quarter, NC 27885, (252) 926-4399
  • Engelhard Medical Center, 33270 US-264, Engelhard, NC 27824, (252) 925-7000
  • Ocracoke Health Center, 305 Back Rd, Ocracoke, NC 27960, (252) 928-1511
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