A positive case of COVID-19 coronavirus has been reported in Nash County, though this information has not yet made it to state reporting.

Nash County Health Director William Hill announced the finding at Friday’s meeting of the Nash County Management Team.

“I did have a health care vendor to report a positive case in Nash County. We are still running that down,” Hill said. “Our state system is still not showing a case in our county. This may be a reporting issue or a residency issue.”

Hill said he feels this a true finding.

“This is credible enough to get my attention,” he said.

Whether this appears soon on state reports, Hill said that Nash County is vulnerable to COVID-19 cases.

“There are enough cases out there, and this coronavirus does not recognize county lines and is easily transmittable,” Hill said. “It is out there. It is a matter of when, not if, it comes here. But the precautions we are taking is helping the health department and medical providers not to be overwhelmed.”

As of 9:30 a.m. Friday, the state Department of Health and Human Resources reported 137 cases of the virus confirmed in North Carolina, an increase of 40 from the day before. No deaths have been reported in the state.

Nationally, 10,442 cases have been reported with 150 COVID-19 related deaths.

These numbers are expected to increase throughout the day.