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Nash County tops 600 coronavirus cases; death toll remains at 6

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NASHVILLE — Nash County’s COVID-19 cases have passed the 600 mark, according to local public health officials.

The Nash County Health Department reported a dozen new cases Sunday, bringing the total to 615. More cases were expected by midweek.

In southern Nash County, there were 81 cases in Bailey, 38 cases in Middlesex and 56 cases in Spring Hope as of Friday.

Of the county’s total confirmed cases, 390 people have recovered; 193 people are isolated at home; 26 people are hospitalized; four cases have been transferred out of county; and six people have died, according to information provided by Trey Wright, deputy health director and interim public information officer at the Nash County Health Department.

To combat COVID-19, folks should remember to wear a cloth mask, remain 6 feet apart and wash their hands often or use hand sanitizer, according to state emergency management officials.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to call 252-459-1630 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. when needing assistance to file an incident report, obtain a gun or concealed handgun permit or for any other issues.

Residents can call from the office parking lot and will be assisted in a timely manner.

After 5 p.m., residents should call the sheriff’s office non-emergency number at 252-459-4121.