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COVID cases continue slight increase

The number of lab-confirmed COVID-29 cases in Davie County continues a slight increase.

The total number of cases since reporting began in Davie are 37, according to the Davie County Health Department. The number increased by six over the past week.

Of those 37 cases, eight remained sick as of Monday. A total of 27 met the criteria to be released from isolation. Two died.

Those 37 cases include 10 who are age 65 or older, 11 age 50-64, 10 age 25-49 four age 18-24 and two age 17 or younger.

The advice from Health Director Suzanne Wright remains the same. Stay at home if possible, wear a face covering in public, stay six feet apart, wash your hands and use sanitizer often – and never leave home if you feel sick.

If you have COVID-19, stay in isolation for at least 10 days after the first sympton and three days after symptoms are gone and you don’t have a fever without fever-reducing medications.

As the county re-opens, Wright said the department will focus more on contact tracing and testing. Vulnerable populations are being tested now.