Second coronavirus-related death reported in Perquimans Co.

Posted at 1:35 PM, May 04, 2020

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Albemarle Regional Health Services has confirmed a second death associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

The patient was a Perquimans County resident and over the age of 65. Officials said the person succumbed to complications associated with the virus.

To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this patient has been released.

“We are extremely saddened to share this announcement and we extend our condolences to the individual’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with those suffering from this virus,” R. Battle Betts Jr.,

The area's first coronavirus-related death was reported on April 30.

MPA, Health Director said. “In order to keep our community healthy, we still need to practice prevention measures that slow the spread of COVID-19, especially handwashing, sanitation, and social distancing.”

ARHS is continuing to ask our community citizens to be mindful in practicing preventive and safety measures.

These precautions include:

  • 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.

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