Durham County issues stay-at-home order as COVID-19 cases top 100

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Just as Durham County’s number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 100 Friday, county leaders Saturday announced a stay-at-home order.

The new order joins a similar order that Durham city officials have already put into place.

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The Durham County order would go into effect Sunday at 5 p.m.

“This order is largely an extension of the City of Durham’s order that went into effect on Thursday, March 26th at 6 p.m.,” Board of County Commissioners Chair Wendy Jacobs said.

The entire state of North Carolina will be under a stay-at-home order starting Monday afternoon following an executive order by Governor Roy Cooper.

Durham County officials announced Saturday that there were no new COVID-19 cases, but the county on Friday exceeded 100 and now has 103 cases.

“We can help stop the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. We know this an effective method to combat coronavirus,” Jacobs said. “We will get through this together; it’s all about individual responsibility.”

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