Coronavirus Strikes Wake County


Bilal Azzam, Co Editor-in-Chief

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been in the top headline for the past two months, causing severe public health concerns. Originating in China, the virus made its way across Europe and, in more recent news, reached the United States. As of the night of March 2nd, COVID-19 cases were reported in 12 states. The most recent case occurred on Wednesday, March 3rd, and was reported in none other than Wake County, North Carolina.


As of now, the person’s identity remains unknown, however officials have stated that the person travelled to Seattle, Washington through RDU. The patient  visited a senior residency that has been identified as a hotspot of the coronavirus in America.They are currently in good condition and isolated in their house.


Amidst public panic, Governor Roy Cooper delivered a statement:“I know that people are worried about this virus, and I want to assure North Carolinians our state is prepared… Our task force and state agencies are working closely with local health departments, health care providers and others to quickly identify and respond to cases that might occur.” It is also reported that the state of North Carolina will be provided “billions of dollars in federal assistance” to battle this mysterious virus.


It is unclear how widespread COV-19 is expected to be in Wake County, but experts around the county are preparing for the worst. As a person living in Wake County, the best thing you can do is take care of your own health and hygiene, and wash your hands on a regular basis.