Monday, 11 May 2020 14:12

COVID-19 cases, recoveries both rise in Richmond County

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ROCKINGHAM— More than a third of Richmond County’s coronavirus patients have recovered as the case count nears 100.


The Richmond County Health Department reported Monday afternoon that there have now been 91 residents to test positive for COVID-19.

There were nine new cases reported on Saturday, which included a Richmond County Schools employee.

Health and Human Services Director Dr. Tommy Jarrell said Monday that a few of those were related to a local industry, but he didn’t have the details available at the time.

He said the coronavirus is spreading “in so many directions now,” not just those who work closely together.

The two new cases reported Monday were tested outside the county, according to Jarrell.

The number of recovered patients is now up to 35, according to the Health Department.

To qualify as being recovered, a patient has to go 10 days without showing symptoms and three days without a fever, according to Jarrell.

Six of the patients are currently hospitalized and 38 are under home isolation.

According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, 15,045 of the 195,865 North Carolinians who have been tested have tested positive.

A total of 464 are hospitalized with the coronavirus across the Tar Heel State and the virus has been attributed to 550 deaths, including two in Richmond County.

The Moore County Health Department reports 156 cases, which is 45 more than what’s being reported by the state.

The case numbers in other surrounding counties are:

Mecklenburg - 2,134

Union - 301

Stanly - 29

Montgomery - 42

Scotland - 41

Hoke - 123

Robeson - 391

Chesterfield -79

Marlboro - 57