ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Albemarle Regional Health Services confirmed the first coronavirus-related death in a Perquimans County resident on Thursday.
According to the health department, the patient was in the 50-64 age demographic and succumbed to complications associated with the virus. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this patient will be released.
“It is with deep sympathy that we make this announcement, and we extend our condolences to the individual’s family and friends,” said R. Battle Betts Jr., MPA, Health Director. “It is still imperative for our community to practice prevention measures needed to slow the spread of COVID-19, especially handwashing, sanitation and social distancing.”
North Carolina reported 10,509 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 378 deaths as of Thursday.