Public Health Officials with the Harnett County Health Department announced this morning the county’s second death resulting from COVID-19.
The victim reportedly died on Friday. The county would not release his or her name, but did indicate they were “elderly and had underlying medical conditions.”
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family,” stated Health Director John Rouse. “Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, but anyone can have complications from the virus. We are encouraging the community to follow the statewide Stay at Home Order that has been issued to help stop the spread of this disease in our community.”
At least 2,264 people in 92 North Carolina counties have tested positive for the coronavirus. At least 30 people have died, and more than 250 people are currently in North Carolina hospitals, according to WRAL. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statewide stay-at-home order in late March to stay in effect through at least April 30.
As of April 3, Harnett County had 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
A Raleigh city employee living in Harnett County became the county’s first COVID-19 death back on March 26. Adrian Grubbs was in his 30s and suffered from high blood pressure, considered an underlying medical condition that put him at higher risk. Grubbs began showing symptoms on March 13.