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3rd COVID-19 case confirmed here: 'Majority of tests continue to return negative'

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Wilson County health officials confirmed a third diagnosed case of COVID-19 Saturday morning.

Teresa Ellen, the county’s health director, said her office received notice regarding the case from the state lab. 

“This case is a male and is directly related to travel out of state, so it is not a surprise,” Ellen said. 

She said the man is isolated at home and doing well.

“This case is not related to the two other cases,” Ellen added. The Wilson County Health Department’s Communicable Disease team is working to trace any of the man’s contacts. 

Ellen said the team also continues working with state officials and local agencies to closely monitor COVID-19. 

“The majority of tests continue to return negative,” she said. 

Ellen reiterated that residents can do their part to slow the spread, which includes hand washing for at least 20 seconds, avoiding any crowds, practicing social distances (6 feet or more), staying home if you don’t feel well and frequently sanitizing surfaces. 

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