Posted: June 18, 2020 / 02:02 pm EDT / Updated: June 18, 2020 / 02:02 pm EDT
Gaston County, NC. (Fox 46 Charlotte) – Gaston County has seen a nearly 312 percent increase in Cassidy-19 counties in the past two weeks, and a county commissioner has pointed the finger at Governor Cooper’s leadership.
According to Commissioner Tracy Philbeck, Gaston County has led the state in working with the coronavirus.
“We have worked with our local hospitals, healthcare professionals, health and human services, emergency management and law enforcement in plans to reduce the impact of COVID-19. We’ve seen great results and in reality our curve has started to flatten, ”Philibek said in a statement Thursday morning.
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Commissioner Philback said Governor Cooper’s decision has led to an increase in cases in Gaston County.
“Governor Cooper decided the counties could not do enough and took over the authority of local governments to address the problem. The result was disastrous. Philippe said the 312% increase in CVD-19 cases in Gaston County was a direct result of Governor Cooper’s leadership and the people of North Carolina.” All of them are supporting a plan that is being made.
From May 30, 2020 to June 12, 2020, the percentage of positive return on COVID-19 tests dropped from 5.14 percent to 11.17 percent. The number of people hospitalized for coronavirus symptoms went up from mid-May to a week, up from more than 20 last week.
On Wednesday, June 1, the North and Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported that 576 Gaston County residents had tested positive for the coronavirus since the outbreak began.
Health officials have been urging Gaston County residents to stay out of the area at least six feet away from others and wash their hands to increase the spread of the virus after covering their faces.