North Carolina deputy dies during COVID-19 hospitalization

The deputy died Tuesday night at a hospital in Pinehurst
Virus Outbreak North Carolina
Virus Outbreak North Carolina
Posted at 7:49 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 07:49:53-04

RALEIGH, N.C. - A sheriff says that a North Carolina deputy has died while being treated in intensive care for coronavirus.

Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins said in a news release that the deputy died Tuesday night at a hospital in Pinehurst.

The 43-year-old deputy had experienced what he thought were allergy symptoms but later tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted Monday to the hospital.

North Carolina state health officials reported nearly 1,600 positive COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning.

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