BURLINGTON – The NC DHHS COVID-19 case count map continues to show an unusually high increase in COVID-19 cases for Alamance County on April 14. This increase is due to several large batches of LabCorp test results from a federal contract with no addresses listed. Because LabCorp is headquartered in Alamance County, when they have positive communicable disease test results with no address listed, the results default to Burlington because of the location of LabCorp and are then reported by default to the Alamance County Health Department.
LabCorp, NC DHHS, and Alamance County Health Department are all working together to remedy this immediate issue and work toward permanent process changes that will reduce the chances of this happening in the future. We are so sorry for any distress that this may cause our community.
Alamance County’s current case count is 41. Twenty-one (21) of these confirmed cases have been released from isolation by the Health Department. Of the remaining 20 active cases, 2 are receiving care in a hospital.
We appreciate the support and commitment you have demonstrated in protecting yourself. Please continue to adhere to the Governor’s Stay at Home order and all other precautions. You are such an important part of stopping the spread of the illness.