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2nd Death Related to COVID-19 Reported, Cases Total 86

Apr 13, 2020

Department of Public Health officials are reporting the second COVID-19 associated death of a Cumberland County resident.

The individual died April 10 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center from complications associated with the virus. The patient was in their 70s and had underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the individual will be released.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and others who are grieving this loss,” said Health Director Dr. Jennifer Green. “Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, but anyone can have complications from the virus.  We want everyone to remain engaged in preventing the spread of the virus, especially by following the stay at home order and social distancing.”

Cumberland County now has 86 cases.  The Health Department is conducting contact tracing investigations and will notify any contacts who fall under the guidelines for additional monitoring and testing.

The County has created a COVID-19 Dashboard that includes a zip code map, as well as gender and racial information based on available data.  The dashboard is posted on the County’s website at co.cumberland.nc.us/COVID19 and on the Cumberland County Coronavirus Response page.