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Nash County reports 12th coronavirus death, 1,000th confirmed case

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NASHVILLE -— A 12th person has died of COVID-19 in Nash County as reported cases rose above 1,000, according to local public health officials.

The patient, a woman in her late 60s, died Thursday from complications associated with the virus, said Trey Wright, deputy health director at the Nash County Health Department. Wright said the woman had other health problems in addition to COVID-19. 

“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family as we mourn this loss,” Wright said.

With 30 cases reported Thursday and 20 new cases Friday, Nash County’s overall case count stood at 1,008. 

Of the tally announced, 581 patients have recovered, 391 are isolated at home, two dozen are hospitalized and a dozen patients have died, according to information from health officials.

Wright reminded everyone to practice social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

People who leave home should wear a cloth face covering if they’re going to be around others. All Nash County residents are urged to wash their hands 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 COVID-19 hotline at 252-462-2079.