Corona Virus - Johnston County

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  1. Webmaster

    Webmaster Administrator

    Smithfield, NC — Johnston County has received notice from the State Lab on Wednesday, March 11, that a resident has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.

    “This is not a surprise,” said Johnston County Health Director Dr. Marilyn Pearson. “It’s likely that more individuals will test presumptively positive for the virus.”

    Johnston County Public Health is currently creating a timeline of where this case went and when – paying particular attention to places visited when they became symptomatic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that people are at highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 when the affected person is showing flu-like symptoms.

    The county can confirm that this affected individual traveled multiple places and upon returning home tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. The CDC defines “close contact” as being with six feet of the patient for 10 minutes or more.

    The affected person is currently in isolation at home and is doing well.

    The timeline will help our public health staff determine who is at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 from this patient.

    If you are at increased risk, our public health team will contact you directly. If a member of our team does not contact you and you do not have any symptoms, you do not need to quarantine yourself or take precautions beyond washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home from school or work if you feel sick.

    Although your risk of contracting COVID-19 locally remains low, the county’s public health team encourages you to protect yourself from COVID-19 and any other flu-like illness by following these simple steps:

    · Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    · Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth.

    · Stay away from sick people.

    · Clean and disinfect surfaces – especially ones that are touched frequently – using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

    · Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

    · Stay home if you’re sick and don’t send sick children to school or childcare.

    The county is also sharing important information on our social media accounts.
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  2. Sherry A.

    Sherry A. Well-Known Member

    Any word on where in Johnston County?
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  3. poppin cork

    poppin cork Well-Known Member

    Pure conjecture about the individual. You have no damn clue. Yawl need a cross to burn if you can find out where they live? I guess they should make public the location of anyone with Influenza also?
  4. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    38 US Deaths.
  5. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Out of 327,200,000 people. That's 1 in 8,600,000.

    For reference, these are other averages:
    Infulenza - 1 in 9500
    Car Deaths - 1 in 8700
    Diabetes - 1 in 4000
    Cancer - 1 in 546
  6. poppin cork

    poppin cork Well-Known Member

    Wayne's charts. LMFAO. We all have internet suga britches.
  7. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    A false use of statistics. The number of deaths per infected people and the infection rate are the data to use. The numbers of infected will continue to increase exponentially because we have a lot of unknown cases possibly adding to the community transmission rate.
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  8. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    To date. That number is climbing and will co ti ue to do so because we are woefully unprepared.
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  9. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    And so many do not use it other than to get false information.
  10. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    We have known about Covid-19 for less than. 3 months......
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  11. BuzzMyMonkey

    BuzzMyMonkey Well-Known Member

    1918 compared to 2020 ???? Ummm. No way are the 2 remotely comparable.
  12. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member

    to the best of my knowledge 327,200,000 do not have the disease, so that ratio is meaningless
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  13. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    How so? Both are new strains of a viral infection with no known natural immunity. Both are classified as a pandemic. Give us your "expert" opinion on how the two are not "remotely comparable" if you can.
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  14. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    In 1918, the city of Philadelphia threw a parade that killed thousands of people. Ignoring warnings of influenza among soldiers preparing for World War I, the march to support the war effort drew 200,000 people who crammed together to watch the procession. Three days later, every bed in Philadelphia’s 31 hospitals was filled with sick and dying patients, infected by the Spanish flu.

    By the end of the week, more than 4,500 were dead in an outbreak that would claim as many as 100 million people worldwide. By the time Philadelphia’s politicians closed down the city, it was too late.

    Death rate for every 100,000 people in Philadelphia and St. Louis between Sep 14, 1918 and Dec 28, 1918.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

    A different story played out in St. Louis, just 900 miles away. Within two days of detecting its first cases among civilians, the city closed schools, playgrounds, libraries, courtrooms, and even churches. Work shifts were staggered and streetcar ridership was strictly limited. Public gatherings of more than 20 people were banned.

    The extreme measures—now known as social distancing, which is being called for by global health agencies to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus—kept per capita flu-related deaths in St. Louis to less than half of those in Philadelphia, according to a 2007 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  15. poppin cork

    poppin cork Well-Known Member

    I'm not an expert on what others do,so I don't know, sugar britches.
  16. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member

  17. ddrdan

    ddrdan Well-Known Member

  18. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

  19. poppin cork

    poppin cork Well-Known Member

    Yes maum. You certainly is scary.:cool:
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  20. ddrdan

    ddrdan Well-Known Member

    OK Honey Boo Boo

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