Second Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County, NC – A second Mecklenburg County resident has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Mecklenburg County Public Health Director, Gibbie Harris, reported the person who tested positive for the Coronavirus returned from the United Kingdom and is being isolated at home.

Both the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC are being informed of this situation.

“I would emphasize that at this point in time we do not have any evidence that community spread is occurring here,” said Harris.

Two other local cases were confirmed earlier this week. Both of those victims are isolated at home, one in Mecklenburg County, the other in Cabarrus County.

Harris reminds those who may have COVID-19 symptoms—fever, cough and shortness of breath—to CALL FIRST before seeking treatment from a healthcare provider, urgent care or emergency room.

Those most at risk are people 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Additional guidance, tips and the latest on Mecklenburg County’s efforts to battle COVID-19 are posted daily at MeckNC.gov.