Durham County reports 17 new COVID-17; new stay-at-home order limits gatherings to 5

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Just days after alerting the public about an event that triggered multiple COVID-19 cases, Durham County officials reported 17 new cases in a day Friday.

The 17 new cases brings the county total up to 172.

The county reported 14 news cases on Thursday — for a two-day total of 31.

Durham County officials announced Monday evening that a Durham church event was linked to multiple positive COVID-19 cases.

The event was held on March 22 at the Millennium Hotel Durham at 2800 Campus Walk Ave. Officials said that the church event was hosted by Faith Assembly between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Officials have not said how many COVID-19 cases developed from the event.

Durham County and city officials also announced Friday they were combining their stay-at-home orders and making some changes.

The key change is that it reduces the number of people to gather in public or private down to five from the previous 10.

The new order will go into effect Saturday at 5 p.m.

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