COVID-19 death toll doubles in Hertford County

Published 6:23 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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AHOSKIE – Hertford County’s death toll from COVID-19 doubled to six this week as there have been three additional residents at The Ahoskie House, an assisted living facility, who have succumbed to the virus.

Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) made the announcement. ARHS said two of the residents were over age 65 while the other was in the 50-64 age demographic.

There are now four COVID-19 related deaths at the Ahoskie House. ARHS reported the first death there last week. That resident was over the age of 65.

During the week of May 18, ARHS announced it was working with Ahoskie House officials to control an outbreak there that reportedly began with three staff members testing positive for the virus.

As of Friday (June 5), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) listed 69 lab-confirmed cases (48 residents and 21 staff members) of COVID-19 at the Ahoskie House.

As of June 9, the virus has claimed 25 lives in the Roanoke-Chowan area (14 in Northampton, six in Herford, four in Bertie, and one in Gates).

The number of lab-confirmed cases of the virus locally are:

Northampton – 158

Hertford – 138

Bertie – 134

Gates – 24

As of Tuesday afternoon (June 9), the NCDHHS reported 37,160 lab-confirmed cases and 1,029 deaths statewide since the outbreak began in March. Nearly 775 individuals are hospitalized with the virus statewide.


About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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