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First COVID-19 deaths in NC, one is in Cabarrus

March 25. A person from Cabarrus County died March 24 from complications associated with the  COVID-19 virus. The patient was in their late seventies and had several underlying medical conditions. A second person in their sixties, from Virginia who was traveling through North Carolina also died from COVID-19 complications.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services reported the first COVID-19 associated deaths in the state.

To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about these patients will be released.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones. This is a stark warning that for some people COVID-19 is a serious illness. All of us must do our part to stop the spread by staying at home as much as possible and practicing social distancing,” said Gov. Roy Cooper.

DHHS recommends that people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 stay at home to the extent possible to decrease the chance of infection. On March 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated who is at high risk for severe illness.

People at high risk include anyone who:

Is 65 years of age or older
Lives in a nursing home or long-term care facility

Has a high-risk condition that includes:

Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
Heart disease with complications
Compromised immune system
Severe obesity – body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher

 

Discussion

One Response to “First COVID-19 deaths in NC, one is in Cabarrus”

  1. Everyone should avoid contact with everyone else.
    In public everyone should be wearing a face mask.
    If you are Older and have existing health problems, you have a greater chance of dying. But that doesn’t mean that a lot of other people can’t die or get really messed up long-term from this. Just look at the numbers. Stop spinning them to make it just seem like old / sick people are at risk. They have welded people into apartment buildings in China over this.

    Posted by Doug Schmitt | March 25, 2020, 1:24 pm

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