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Additional COVID-19 death reported in Bertie County

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.

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 – http://www.arhs-nc.org/ or call 252-338-WELL.

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

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

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