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Nash County reports 2 dozen new COVID-19 cases

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NASHVILLE — Nash County reported two dozen new coronavirus cases over the weekend, bring the total to 533 on Monday afternoon.

More cases are expected by midweek. 

Of the cases reported by late Monday, 306 people have recovered; 201 are isolated at home; 20 are hospitalized and six people have died, according to information released by Larissa Williams, the Nash County Health Department’s health services coordinator. 

Along with the release of information Monday, Williams announced it was her last day of employment with the county. Without elaborating, Williams said she will be working on cancer initiatives.

Everyone needs to remember to wear a mask, maintain social distance and wash their hands as often as possible, said Brent Fisher, assistant director of fire, rescue and emergency Management for Nash County Emergency Services.

Mental health is an often-overlooked part of disaster response and recovery. As local, state and national health officials head deeper into hurricane season already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services wants folks to take care of themselves and others mentally as well as physically. The department has created three videos available on its Facebook page to help deal with compassion fatigue and burnout; spotting the difference between stress and mental illness; and the many forms of grief, loss and collective sorrow. 

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