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Gaston County Sees Additional Cases of COVID-19

GASTONIA — As of Sunday, March 22nd, the Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services (Gaston DHHS) has received information about three local cases of COVID-19. Gaston DHHS was alerted to two new cases over the weekend in addition to the initial positive result received on March 18th.

As testing increases, more positive cases will be identified. The County will provide local case numbers daily at 3 p.m. at Local Communicable Disease nurses with Gaston DHHS are investigating the new cases and will continue reaching out to contacts. Additionally, if someone has general questions or concerns, they can call the Gaston County Coronavirus Information Line at (704) 862-5303.

If someone is sick and worried they have been exposed to Coronavirus, they should call their primary care provider; officials are still asking the public to call first to review potential risk and symptoms before presenting to any medical facility.

Gaston DHHS is emphasizing the need to practice social distancing during this time to slow the spread and prevent additional infections.