PASQUOTANK Co., N.C. - The first coronavirus-related death has been reported in the Albemarle Regional Health Services district.
Health officials said the patient was a Pasquotank County resident. The individual was over the age of 65 and succumbed to complications associated with the virus.
To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this patient will be released, officials said.
“It is with deep regret that we make this announcement and we extend our deepest condolences to the individual’s family and friends,” states R. Battle Betts Jr., MPA, Health Director. “It is still to the individual’s family and friends,” states R. Battle Betts Jr., MPA, Health Director. “It is still important for our community to practice prevention measures needed to slow the spread of COVID-19, especially handwashing, sanitation, and social distancing.”
Precautions to take while practicing preventive/safety measures:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Practice social distancing; stay at least six feet away from others, avoid unnecessary travel, avoid handshakes, hugs and other close contact.
- Wear a cloth face covering in public when social distancing measures are hard to maintain