14 new COVID-19 cases reported in Robeson County


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ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — 14 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Robeson County, according to spokesperson, Emily Jones.

The total number of cases in Robeson County is at 429, with 10 deaths.

Summary of new cases:

  • Male: 5
  • Female: 9
  • Oldest: 88
  • Youngest: 17
  • Age group with most positive (50-64): 5
  • African-American: 6
  • American Indian: 3
  • White: 1
  • White Hispanic: 3
  • Race not indicated: 1

Testing sites:

  • Local hospital: 8
  • Out of county private clinic: 4
  • Local health department: 1
  • Private lab: 1

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