COVID-19 patient isolating in Macon County, North Carolina, officials say
Patient doing well and in isolation, health officials said.
Updated: 11:19 AM EDT Mar 16, 2020
A New York resident who tested positive for COVID-19 is being monitored while following isolation orders in Macon County after visiting Asheville, according to Macon County Public Health officials. The test, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, is presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient is doing well and is in isolation, health officials said. Officials said the patient is a resident of New York state and traveled to Buncombe County, where they became ill and were tested, and then traveled to Macon County. Buncombe County authorities said