COVID-19 count keeps up its steady pace

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The Person County Health Department announced one new case and two more released from isolation Wednesday.
The new case takes the county’s total up to 39 since the first case was announced March 24.
Two more individuals were released from isolation by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines taking the total to 32. that means 82 percent of the county’s confirmed cases have been released from isolation.
The CDC guidelines state 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.
Six individuals remain in isolation.
There has been one death in Person County from COVID-19.

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