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ARHS reports additional COVID-19 related death in Bertie County

Albemarle Regional Health Services stated on Thursday afternoon, September 17 that it has received notification confirming an additional death associated with COVID-19 in a Bertie County resident.

ARHS has stated that the individual was over the age of 65 and succumbed to complications from COVID-19. This death is not related to any of the current facility outbreaks. “To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this patient will be released,” stated the ARHS press release.

ARHS continues to ask community members to be mindful in practicing preventive and safety measures, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly
  • Practice social distancing; stay at least six feet away from others, avoid unnecessary travel, avoid handshakes, hugs and other close
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public when social distancing measures are hard to

For more information about COVID-19, ARHS suggests visiting the followin sites:

Albemarle Regional Health Services – http://www.arhs-nc.org/ or call 252-338-WELL

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/

Centers for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/

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