Multiple COVID-19 cases linked to church event in Durham, county officials say

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — 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.

Durham County announced Monday that there are 11 new COVID-19 cases. Those new cases put the county total at 118, according to Durham County officials. It’s unclear how many of the new cases were linked to the church event.

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Officials said that the church event was hosted by Faith Assembly between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

They asked anyone who attended the event and has fever, cough, or shortness of breath, to call the Durham County Department of Public Health at 919-635-8150.

People who attended the event and are not experiencing symptoms were ordered to stay home and monitor symptoms until April 5. 

Durham County implemented a stay-at-home order on Sunday at 5 p.m.

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