Coronavirus Crisis

4th COVID-19 patient here had traveled recently

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Wilson County health officials confirmed a fourth diagnosed case of COVID-19 Monday morning. 

The case is also travel-related, and the patient is at home quarantined, according to Wilson County Health Director Teresa Ellen. 

Ellen said the woman, who had symptoms, had been at home since returning from travel. 

One other person is quarantined in connection to this case. That means the person does not have symptoms at this time. 

Statewide, at least 297 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to Monday morning figures released from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. That number reflects positive cases from all tests, including the state lab, hospitals and commercial labs. 

As more testing becomes available, state and local health officials say the public will seen an increase in confirmed cases. 

Everyone can do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19, state and local health officials say. 

• Wash your hands and surfaces frequently. 

• Avoid any crowds. 

• Practice social distancing (at least 6 feet). 

• Work from home if possible. 

• If you don’t feel well, stay at home. 

By preventing a large peak of cases at once, it will help the health care system provide treatment to those who have complications from the virus.