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Nash County reports 11th coronavirus death as case count reaches 880

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NASHVILLE — Public health officials have reported the 11th death associated with COVID-19 in Nash County.

The patient, a man in his early 70s who also had other health problems, died on July 25.

“We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this individual,” said Trey Wright, interim deputy director and interim public information officer for the Nash County Health Department.

On the heels of the death announcement, Wright released county test results showing 54 new positive COVID-19 cases — 21 on Saturday, 12 on Sunday  and 21 on Monday.

The total number of cases stood at 880 on Monday, which includes 516 patients who have recovered, 333 who are isolated at home, 20 who are hospitalized, four who’ve been transferred out of Nash County and 11 people who died. 

The Nash County Health Department is urging residents to practice the “three Ws” to contain the coronavirus and stop the spread. 

Anyone who leaves home should:

• Wear a cloth face covering if around other people.

• Wait 6 feet apart to avoid close contact.

• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

“It is also imperative for those testing positive to stay at home until your isolation time has been completed,” Wright said

For information about testing services, call the Nash County Health Department’s COVID-19 Hotline at 252-462-2079.