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Third coronavirus-related death reported in Bertie County

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Posted at 9:32 AM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 09:32:53-04

BERTIE Co., N.C. - A third coronavirus-related death has been reported in Bertie County, according to a release by Albemarle Regional Health Services.

The patient was between the ages of 50 and 64, and suffered from underlying health conditions. They died due to complications relating to the virus.

To protect the family's privacy, no further information will be released.

“We extend our deepest sympathies and are extremely saddened by the loss of another one of our community members. Our heart goes out to the individual’s family and friends,” said R. Battle Betts Jr., MPA, Health Director. “As we enter Phase 1, it is still very important that our community continue to practice prevention measures needed to slow the spread of COVID-19, especially handwashing, sanitation and social distancing.”