Wilcox County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19

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DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Wilcox County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus.

According to the South Central Health District, the person is isolated at home and anyone who’s been in contact with them has been told to quarantine at home for 14 days.

The South Central Health District has confirmed 22 cases of COVID-19 throughout its ten county health district. Laurens County has 13, Pulaski County has 3, Dodge County has 2, Wheeler County has 1, Bleckley County has 1, Johnson County has 1, and now Wilcox County has 1.

To slow the spread of the virus, the South Central Health District is advising all Georgians to follow these guidelines:

• Follow all local city and county emergency orders currently in effect.
• Practice social distancing by putting at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.