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COVID death toll climbs in Hertford County

AHOSKIE – Hertford County’s death toll from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) grew to 10 this week due to a trio of residents at The Ahoskie House succumbing to complications associated with the disease.

Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) reported one death at the facility on Tuesday and two additional deaths on Wednesday.

All three were over the age of 65.

Eight of the county’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred at The Ahoskie House, an assisted living facility.

As of June 26, 73 individuals (52 residents and 21 staff members) at The Ahoskie House had tested positive for the virus since the outbreak there was first reported last month.

According to the latest numbers available (as of Friday, June 26), Hertford County has seen 157 of its citizens testing positive for COVID-19. Of that number, only three are currently active while 144 have recovered.

There are seven active cases among the 140 virus confirmations since March in Bertie County. Four residents there have succumbed to COVID-19, but none in the recent weeks.

The Northampton County Health Department reported 163 of their 193 confirmed cases since March have recovered from the virus. Fifteen county residents have died due to the virus, 11 of which (10 residents and 1 staff member) were at Rich Square Nursing and Rehabilitation.

As of June 26, Gates County reported four active cases among the 26 listed there. Two residents have died from COVID-19.

Statewide, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March now stand at just over 58,800. There were 1,635 new cases of the virus reported on June 26.

The statewide death toll topped 1,300 on June 26 (1,303). Over 5,500 cases and 760 deaths are linked to outbreaks in nursing homes and residential care facilities across the state.

Currently, the number those hospitalized with the virus remains high (892 as of Friday, June 26).

 

 

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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