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Twenty new cases of COVID-19 were reported today in Northampton County, bringing the total there to 25 confirmed cases.

Northampton Health Director Andy Smith told the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald this afternoon that the 20 new cases are connected to the first four cases reported earlier this week.

“All but one of our 25 cases is linked to a single facility,” Smith said, stopping short of naming the facility.

“All of the newly confirmed individuals are cooperating with isolation restrictions since being tested and are asymptomatic, meaning they are not experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, but yet still tested positive,” Smith noted.

Smith added that the tests were conducted by the Northampton Health Department, “out of an abundance of caution for the residents and staff at this facility and for the community as a whole.”

The lone case not connected to the same facility is of an individual who traveled out of state and tested positive after returning home. Smith said that individual is in isolation at home and is “doing fine.”

Cal Bryant is editor of the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald