Health officials confirm second coronavirus-related death in Pasquotank County

Posted at 8:27 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 20:27:41-04

PASQUOTANK Co, N.C. - Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) confirmed Tuesday night that there has been a second coronavirus-related death in Pasquotank County.

Health officials say the victim fell within within the 50-64 age demographic and succumbed to complications associated with COVID-19.

To protect the family’s privacy, ARHS will not release any further information about this patient.

“On behalf of ARHS we express our deepest sympathy to the individual’s family and friends, as well as the families of everyone who has been affected by this outbreak,” states 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.”

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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