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Nash County reports 4th coronavirus death

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NASHVILLE — Public health officials have announced a fourth COVID-19-related death in Nash County as the number of cases edges toward the 200 mark.

A woman in her late 60s who had other health problems died May 21 from complications associated with the virus, said Larissa Williams, the Nash County Health Department’s health services coordinator.

To protect the family’s privacy, Williams said no further identifying information would be released.

“Our condolences and prayers are with the family and friends of this patient,” Nash County Health Director Bill Hill said. “It is imperative that we continue to put our best efforts forth to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

The health department reported a total of 183 cases as of 4 p.m. Monday.  So far, 107 people have recovered, 66 people are isolated at home and six people remain hospitalized. 

Public health preventative measures continue to play a vital role in reducing the transmission and spread of COVID-19, according to the health department. Officials continue to ask county residents to practice preventative and safety measures to help reduce the virus’ spread. 

County residents are urged to wear a cloth face covering while outside their homes, stay 6 feet apart from others and wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer often. 

Taking these simple actions can protect families and neighbors as the state takes a cautious step forward to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating, Hill said.

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