2 Cumberland County residents positive for COVID-19, health officials say


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Cumberland County announced Thursday afternoon its first two cases of coronavirus.

Health officials said the cases didn’t appear linked. One of them traveled out of state. The circumstances surrounding the second patient are being investigated.

“We knew this day was coming. We are not caught off guard,” said Cumberland County Board of Commissioners chairman W. Marshall Faircloth.

Gov. Roy Cooper said earlier Thursday that the state has its first case of community-spread COVID-19. That case is in Wilson County.

“We will get through this,” the governor said.

These cases bring North Carolina’s total to 105, according to CBS 17’s tally.

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