County inches closer to the 100-case mark

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The Person County Health Department announced three more COVID-19 cases in the county Monday.

The announcement takes the county’s total count to 96 since the first case was announced March 24.

There are 22 individuals being monitored at home.

Seven more people were released from isolation Monday taking the total to 72.

The Person County Health Department is releasing individuals based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that states that an individual can discontinue isolation if at least three days have passed since recovery, which is defined as the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and improvement in respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Using a test-based strategy, CDC guidelines state that an individual can discontinue isolation under the same three-day passage since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and improvement in respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath and negative results of at least two consecutive tests collected at least 24 hours apart.

One person is hospitalized and there has been one COVID-related death.

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