2nd coronavirus case emerges in Harnett County; brings NC total to at least 26

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LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) — Harnett County authorities announced Saturday that a second person has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Authorities said in a news release that they had “received notice from the State Lab” about the second resident.

This latest case in Harnett County now makes at least 26 coronavirus cases in North Carolina — up from just 23 on Friday.

The person who tested positive is currently in isolation at home. Officials did not say if the person was suffering symptoms.

The first Harnett County case was reported Friday when officials said Cape Fear Valley had a presumptive positive COVID-19 case present at an outpatient facility.

That patient resides in Harnett County and is recovering in self-isolation at home per CDC guidelines.

“This is not a surprise it is likely that more individuals will test presumptively positive for the virus,” Harnett County Health Director John Rouse said in a Saturday news release.

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