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Davidson Co. reports second coronavirus death

Health leaders said the person was in their late 80’s and had underlying medical conditions.
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A second person has died from the coronavirus in Davidson County.

The Davidson County Health Department said the person died from complications associated with COVID-10 on April 8, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Health leaders said the person was in their late 80’s and had underlying medical conditions.

“It is with a heavy heart that we are reporting a second Davidson County resident has lost their life stemming from complications related to the COVID-19 virus. Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones now and in the challenging upcoming days and weeks. While COVID-19 is not severe for everyone it infects, the loss of a second Davidson County resident is a reminder of how dangerous this virus can be for some. It is crucial our residents protect themselves, their loved ones, coworkers, and fellow citizens by limiting in-person interactions to essential functions,” Lillian Koontz, Davidson County Health Director.

Health leaders said it’s vital to follow the stay-at-home order to help save lives.

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FACTS NOT FEAR

Remember facts, not fear when talking about the coronavirus. You should take the same measures recommended by health leaders to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses. That means washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and covering coughs and sneezes.

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