Additional COVID-19 death reported in Bertie County

Published 3:31 am Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Albemarle Regional Health Services reported Tuesday afternoon, December 1, that it had received notification confirming an additional death associated with COVID-19 in a Bertie County resident.

According to ARHS, the individual was over the age of 65 and succumbed to complications from COVID-19. This death is associated with the facility outbreak at the Brian Center.

To protect the family’s privacy, ARHS has stated no further information about the patient will be released.

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ARHS continues to as the community to practice preventive and safety measures including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing noses, 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
  • Practice social distancing; stay at least six feet away from others, avoid unnecessary travel, avoid handshakes, hugs and other close
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public when social distancing measures are hard to

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

Albemarle Regional Health Services – or call 252-338-WELL.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services –

Center for Disease Control –



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