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Nash County's COVID-19 death toll reaches 42

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NASHVILLE - — About half of the Nash County residents infected with the coronavirus have recovered while more than 800 remain isolated at home.

The local death toll of COVID-19 has risen to 42. The latest deaths came Sept. 22 and Sunday. The decedents are two male patients — a man in his late 60s and a man in his early 70s. Both men had other health problems. 

As of Monday afternoon, the Nash County Health Department reported a total of 2,397 coronavirus cases with 1,445 patients recovered, 880 isolated at home, 30 people hospitalized and 42 deaths.

“Our prayers are with the family and friends of these patients,” said Nash County Health Director Bill Hill.

Public health preventative measures are and will continue to play a vital role in reducing the transmission and spread of COVID-19. The Nash County Health Department continues to ask county residents to practice preventative and safety measures that will help prevent the virus’ spread. 

Anyone who leaves home should wear a cloth face covering, remain 6 feet apart from other people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

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