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Nash coronavirus cases top 200

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NASHVILLE — Reported cases of COVID-19 in Nash County have crossed the 200 mark.

Total cases reached 213 late Monday afternoon.  Public health officials released a demographic breakdown of 201 cases on Friday. 

Six cases were in Middlesex, 12 are in Spring Hope and 14 are in Bailey, according to information provided by Larissa Mills Williams, health services coordinator for the Nash County Health Department.

So far, the cases have been evenly split between men and women. As of Friday, 122 blacks, 72 whites and four people of unknown race had been infected with ethnicity divided into 160 non-Hispanic, 37 Hispanics and four unknown, according to county health statistics.

As of Friday, 128 people have recovered; 60 are isolated at home; nine remain hospitalized and four have died.

Information on North Carolina’s response to COVID-19 is available at www.nc.gov/covid19. The state frequently updates the website, which contains the latest data about the virus and tips for social distancing, plus unemployment information and where to find help for small businesses.