Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19.The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. [Image courtesy CDC]
Hyde County officials on Saturday announced the county’s first positive COVID-19 case.
The individual is in isolation. Hyde County Health Department is following NC DHHS guidelines on contact tracing and working diligently to determine anyone who may have come into close contact with the case. Close contact is anyone who has come within six feet of the individual for a period of 10 minutes or more.
Hyde officials did not release any other details. Hyde County includes the Outer Banks island of Ocracoke.
Luana Gibbs, Health Director, reminds the general public to practice prevention measures by doing the following:
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