The Fayette County Health Department announced on Tuesday that the second presumptive positive case of COVID-19 has been found in the county.

The patient has been hospitalized. A first case in Fayette County was announced last week.

The new case was first designated as a Wayne County resident but it was found that the patient resides primarily in Fayette County and has spent the majority of time caring for an individual who also tested positive for COVID-19.

Close contacts with both patients have been notified and are being monitored for signs of the COVID-19 infection.

The Fayette County Health Department is working closely with the Wayne County Health Department, surrounding counties and Reid Health to provide updates on this rapidly changing situation.
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