Two more cases of COVID-19 in Macon County bring total to five

Macon County Health Dept. photo by Vickie Carpenter

Macon County Public Health has received two positive test results this week for coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of cases in the county to five. 

On Friday, May 15, a resident between the ages of 25-49 tested positive, is symptomatic, and will isolate at home for 14 days. On Sunday, May 17, the fifth positive resident had close contact with another person who previously tested positive for COVID-19. They both are following isolation instructions and are under the guidance of MCPH. No further information will be released about these individuals.

Macon County Public Health is working to identify close contacts of the individual. The CDC defines close contact as being within approximately 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time of 10 minutes or longer. County health officials will assess risks of exposure, determine which if any additional measures are needed such as temperature and symptom checks, quarantine and/or testing.