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Rusk County has first COVID-19 case


Rusk County (WQOW) - Rusk County has joined the list of local counties with confirmed coronavirus cases.

The health department says it got the notification Friday morning.

Health officials say the patient is in isolation.

They are now working to identify anyone the person may have come in contact with to limit further spread.

Rusk County health officials report 56 total tests in the county. In addition to the positive test there is one probable case and one suspect case.

A probable case means a person has typical symptoms and partial lab results are in. A suspect case means they have symptoms but no test results.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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