Reports from the Carroll County mayor’s office have confirmed that a Carroll County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
No information was made available on the age or identity of the patient.
In a press release from Mayor Jospeh Butler, he said “This afternoon we were notified by the Tennessee Department of Health that a resident of Carroll County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The patient has a mild course of illness, is recovering, and currently in quarantine. “
“This is not unexpected,” the release went on to say. Your local and county leaders have been preparing for and expecting this for weeks.”
The coronavirus case confirmed in Carroll County is among one of 154 cases statewide as on Thursday afternoon, March 19.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a pandemic. Reported illnesses range from very mild to severe, including death. Agencies anticipate widespread transmission will occur in the U.S. in coming months and recommend social distancing among other measures to slow the spread. Call your doctor and stay home if you are sick. Get more information at CDC.gov/coronavirus or contact the Tennessee Department of Health coronavirus information line at 877-857-2945 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT daily.