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Governor announces positive coronavirus test in N.C.

Roy Cooper
Posted at 3:45 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 16:09:59-05

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's governor says a person in the state has tested positive for the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Gov. Roy Cooper said in a news release Tuesday that the person from Wake County tested positive for the virus after traveling to the state of Washington where there is an outbreak.

The governor said the person is doing well and is in isolation at home. North Carolina is at least the 15th state to report a case of the virus.

North Carolina health officials conducted the test and are also sending a sample to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation.