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Additional COVID-19 related death reported in Hertford County

Albemarle Regional Health Services announced September 15 that it has received notification confirming an additional death associated with COVID-19 in a Hertford County resident.

The individual was over the age of 65 and succumbed to complications from COVID-19. “To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this patient will be released,” stated the ARHS press release.

ARHS continues to ask community members to be mindful in practicing preventive and safety measures including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Practice social distancing; stay at least six feet away from others, avoid unnecessary travel, avoid handshakes, hugs and other close contact.
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public when social distancing measures are hard to maintain.

For more information about COVID-19, ARHS recommends visiting these sites:

Albemarle Regional Health Services – http://www.arhs-nc.org/ or call 252-338-WELL

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/

Centers for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/

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