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September 29, 2020

Haywood County Reports Six Additional Deaths Related to COVID-19

Haywood County Health and Human Services are reporting six additional COVID-19 associated deaths. The individuals died within the last week, at two separate facilities. 

Five of the deaths list COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death (the disease that initiated the events resulting in death.) One death lists COVID-19 as the primary cause. The individuals were all over the age of 70 and most had underlying medical conditions. To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about these patients will be released.

 “We extend our deepest sympathy to the families and loved ones.  This is a sad reminder that COVID-19 is a serious and sometimes deadly illness.  We urge all citizens to do their part by observing social distancing, wear masks, and practicing good hygiene,” said Health Director Patrick Johnson.

To stay up to date on COVID-19 in Haywood County visit https://www.haywoodcountync.gov/684/Coronavirus-Covid-19-Information

If you have questions about COVID-19 and would like to speak to local Public Health staff, call 828-356-2019, M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Post source : Haywood County Emergency Management

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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