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Fatal COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase

The Bladen County Health and Human Services Agency released the daily COVID-19 update this afternoon. The fact is, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a real virus,  that is spreading, and can be fatal. To help protect against the virus health officials advise, practice social distancing, wash hands frequently, and wear a mask.

 

Today’s report has Bladen County COVID-19 positive cases at 906 with six hospitalized and 15 related deaths. On Monday, September 21, there were 12, COVID-19 related deaths reported by the health agency. A week later the county has reported an additional three related deaths.

 

The COVID-19 related deaths in the county are 68% male and 33% female. The age ranges for the deaths in Bladen County are as follows:

 

10 people 75 years old or older

3 people 65-74 years old

1 50-74 years old

1 25-49 years old

 

The local health department published a survey link on their social media account to collect data about how COVID-19 is affecting the lives of the citizens. Take the survey by clicking the link below.

 

https://uncw.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1SLTDEVaTCWr2FT

 

For COVID-19 testing, contact one of the agencies below.

 

CommWell Health (1-910-567-7114 or 1-877-WELL-ALL (935-5255) continues to test in Tar Heel, Monday-Friday, times vary.

 

Robeson Health Care Corporation is testing at the St. Pauls site (910-241-30420), times vary.

 

Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Clinics and Express Care offer testing (Bladenboro, Clarkton, Dublin Elizabethtown and White Lake) for anyone exhibiting symptoms or those in high risk groups without symptoms, after a visit with the provider on duty. Contact the clinic located in your area for further information:

 

Bladenboro 910-863-3138

Clarkton 910-862-1217

Dublin 910-862-3528

Elizabethtown 910-862-5500

White Lake 910-862-1265

Express Care 910-862-2122

 

In addition to fever, cough and shortness of breath, the CDC added symptoms for the coronavirus: chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, and a new loss of taste.

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