13 new COVID cases in Davie

Published 10:38 am Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Thirteen additional COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Davie County during the past week, bringing the total since testing began to 50 positive cases.

As of Monday, there were 20 Davie residents still sick from the virus, with one in the hospital, according to the Davie County Health Department.

Symptoms appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. The health department said those with the following symptoms may have COVID-19 and should isolate: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and a new loss of taste or smell.

Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.

Those with symptoms or live with someone with symptoms should stay at home – preferably away from others inside the home. Call ahead to a medical facility if the symptoms require medical treatment.

Those with symptoms should also stay away from their pets, the health department reports.