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NASHVILLE — Nash County has passed a sad milestone in the coronavirus pandemic: More than 50 local residents have died from the disease since it hit the region earlier this year.
So far 56 people have died, and the total number of infected residents has topped 2,800.
Health officials announced the first death in early April. Ten patients died in the last several days and have been recently added to the growing number of reported dead.
A male patient in his early 60s died Sept. 24.
A female patient in her early 90s died Sept. 28.
A female patient in her mid-90s died Oct. 2.
A female patient in her late 80s died Oct. 3.
A female patient in her early 80s died Oct. 3.
A male patient in his late 70s died Oct. 5.
A male patient in his mid-60s died Oct. 6.
A female patient in her mid-80s died Oct. 7.
A female patient in her late 70s died Oct. 10.
A female patient in her late 60s died Oct. 12.
As with most COVID-19 deaths, the most recent decedents had underlying health conditions. To protect the privacy of the families involved, no further identifying information will be released, said Nash County Health Director Bill Hill.
“Our prayers and condolences go to both families and loved ones,” Hill said.
The county has had a total of 2,880 reported cases Monday. The number is expected to climb by mid-week.
Of the 2,880 cases, 1,628 people have recovered; 1,162 remain isolated at home; 34 were hospitalized; and 56 patients are dead.
Testing has yielded a positivity rate of 12%, according to local public health officials.