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County receives report of second positive test

The Henderson County Health Department was notified Sunday that a second Henderson County resident has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is in isolation.

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As with the initial case, public health staff have already initiated an investigation and will be identifying close contacts to contain the spread of disease. To protect individual privacy, no further information about the case will be released.
It is presumed that the county is now experiencing community spread, and that public health officials will be learning of more positive cases in the days to come, the Henderson County Health Department said in a news release. The health department will keep the public informed about additional cases that may arise. Future confirmed cases will be reported on the health department's coronavirus page, which will be updated daily by 4 p.m.
It is important for the community to understand that the identification of these cases do not change our local strategies for preventing and reducing the spread of disease. Above all else, please isolate yourself at home if you are sick. Coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you experience these symptoms, please call your healthcare provider and follow their advice. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and inform the dispatcher that you have symptoms of COVID-19. Remember that 80% of coronavirus cases generate only mild symptoms.