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First COVID-19 case in Baldwin County confirmed

The North Central Health District says the source of exposure to the virus is unknown at this time.

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. — The North Central Health District has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Baldwin County.

According to the agency, the individual is a resident of Baldwin County. 

A release from the agency says the person is not hospitalized at this time, but they are isolated at home to keep the virus from spreading.

The source of exposure to the virus is unknown at this time. The health district also did not describe that person's symptoms.

The agency says they are trying to identify who that person has been in contact with, so they can provide medical instructions.

That makes seven cases in Central Georgia.

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The North Central Health District says the best way to protect against COVID-19 is to practice germ prevention:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water a not available, us an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the inside of your elbow to cover yourself.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect high-touch objects and surfaces.

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