LUMBERTON — A 13th Robeson County resident has died after contracting COVID-19 and 15 new confirmed circumstances of the novel coronavirus had been reported Thursday by the Robeson County Well being Division.
A 66-year-old man with an underlying well being situation who examined optimistic two weeks in the past is the latest demise within the county, in line with the Well being Division. The 15 new circumstances carry the county’s COVID-19 rely to 643, all since March 21.
The breakdown of the brand new circumstances consists of eight males and 7 females. A 69-year-old was the oldest optimistic case reported Thursday and the youngest was 18. Seven African People examined optimistic, 4 had been Hispanics, two had been American Indian and one was white. One case report didn’t listing the affected person’s race.
The native hospital examined 11 of the circumstances, an out-of-county hospital examined three circumstances and a personal clinic examined one of many circumstances.
Southeastern Regional Medical Heart reported that as of Thursday 17 sufferers are in isolation after testing optimistic for COVID-19 and 12 staff are in quarantine.
The North Carolina Division of Well being and Human Companies reported that as of Thursday 20,860 confirmed circumstances have been recorded statewide and 716 state residents have died of the virus.
The College of North Carolina at Pembroke reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
“I can verify a member of the campus group has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and that the person has been in self-isolation,” mentioned Jodi Phelps, chief Communications and Advertising officer at UNCP.
“A small variety of folks have been recognized who had restricted contact and potential publicity. In coordination with public well being officers and per established pointers, they’re being examined, inspired to watch their private well being and search the recommendation of their well being care supplier if crucial,” Phelps added.
The college issued a BraveAlert discover to the campus group Wednesday speaking the confirmed optimistic case and can proceed to carefully monitor and help public well being officers with contact tracing as crucial, she mentioned.
The primary case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Kids, which is related to COVID-19, in North Carolina was reported Thursday by the NCDHHS.
Whereas kids typically expertise gentle signs with COVID-19, just lately a doable hyperlink has been discovered between COVID-19 and a severe inflammatory illness in some kids and youngsters who’ve present or latest infections, in line with the state well being company. The primary studies of this syndrome got here from the UK in late April. Instances in the US had been first reported in New York Metropolis in early Might.
The NCDHHS has requested reporting of suspected circumstances of MIS-C from all well being care suppliers. The division is also monitoring for doable circumstances utilizing present surveillance programs and can embody this within the weekly surveillance report going ahead, in line with an company information launch. To guard the household’s privateness, the affected person’s age and different particular details about the case won’t be launched.
Most kids with MIS-C have fever — temperature of 100.four levels F or larger — lasting a number of days, in line with NCDHHS. Different frequent signs embody irritability or decreased exercise, stomach ache with out one other rationalization, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, conjunctivitis (purple or pink eyes), poor feeding or irritation of the tongue, arms or ft.
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Kids will not be contagious, however kids with these signs might have COVID-19 or one other an infection that could be contagious, in line with NCDHHS. Dad and mom and caregivers ought to take precautions to stop unfold, and health-care suppliers will use an infection management precautions when treating your youngster.