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Covid19: ARHS Reports First Area Death from Covid-19

 April 1, 2020, 5:30 pm

Elizabeth City, NC – Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) has received notification from one of our hospital partners confirming the first death associated with COVID-19 in Bertie County.

The individual was older than 65 and succumbed to complications associated with the virus. To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about this patient will be released.

“It is with deep regret that we make this announcement and we extend our sincere condolences to the individual’s family and friends,” states R. Battle Betts Jr., MPA, Health Director. “As we reflect on this tragedy, let us remain vigilant in the daily steps crucial to keep us all safe, especially handwashing, sanitation, and social distancing.”

Public health interventions are and will continue to be an important tool to reduce transmission and prevent the spread of COVID-19

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