Health officials confirm COVID-19 case at Dan Forest rally

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials have confirmed a case of COVID-19 linked to a campaign rally for Republican candidate for governor Dan Forest.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said it’s aware of one case involving a person who attended a rally for the lieutenant governor in Burnsville on Oct. 15.

No further details were available, and a spokesperson for the Forest campaign didn’t immediately respond to an email or text seeking comment.

During his campaign, Forest has opposed Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically addressing sending children back to school and sending people back to work.

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