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-Information courtesy Granville Vance Public Health
As of April 27, 2020, Granville Vance Public Health reports 130 known cases of COVID-19 in Granville County, 79 cases in Vance County and 9,142 confirmed cases in North Carolina.
There are two outbreaks at congregate living facilities in the district – one at Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC and one at Pelican Health Nursing Home in Henderson, NC. Of the total positive cases in each county, 85 in Granville County are associated with the prison and 33 in Vance County are associated with the nursing home.
Of the 45 community-based cases in Granville County, 21 have been released from isolation and 46 of the 85 cases at the prisons have been released from isolation.
Of the 79 cases in Vance, 10 have been released from isolation* and 6 are hospitalized. There have been a total of 8 deaths in the health district – 3 in Vance County and 5 with the Bureau of Prisons in Granville County.
*Granville Vance Public Health (GVPH) does not have official guidance at this time to determine whether someone is ‘recovered’ since many details about this virus and its effects are still being discovered. GVPH shares the number of those who have been ‘released from isolation’ as determined by the CDC Guidance for discontinuation of isolation for persons with COVID-19.
GVPH updates its website daily with Vance and Granville COVID-19 statistics. Please visit www.gvph.org/COVID-19/ for the latest information.
What does the Health Department do when there is a positive case in our community?
Once a positive test result is received, the health department reaches out to the affected person to ensure they are isolating in their home. Families of individuals who are confirmed positive for COVID-19 are given information about isolation and quarantine and asked to monitor symptoms.
Local public health officials then conduct an interview with the patient to begin contact tracing – investigating any known contacts from the previous two weeks. GVPH determines any potential at-risk contacts and notifies them individually of that contact and that risk.
GVPH’s commitment to the public is to announce all positive cases as soon as the results are confirmed. Therefore, announcements may be made before contact tracing is fully completed. GVPH will share more information as it is appropriate.
To protect privacy, no additional information about the individuals will be shared by the health department.