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Nash charts 11th coronavirus case

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NASHVILLE — Nash County health officials announced the 10th and 11th local cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. More cases are expected.

County Health Director Bill Hill said all the patients are Nash County residents.

Local health officials continue to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak in the county as well as the state.

The news of the ninth case came just hours after Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order took effect at 5 p.m. Monday.

One of the two coronavirus patients whose status was announced Tuesday is being hospitalized, while the other is being isolated at home.

Hill encouraged county residents to abide by the order to protect themselves and more vulnerable people.

“If you must go out, avoid close contact,” Hill said. “Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others. Again, these simple practices can protect you and your family as well as making a huge impact on spreading disease.”

For more information, call the health department at 252-459-9819.