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Second Bladen County Death Related to COVID-19

Bladen County Health Department sadly reports the second related COVID-19 death for a Bladen County resident on Monday, May 11, 2020.

Dr. Teresa (Terri) Duncan stated, “We offer our condolences to the family. To respect the privacy of the family, additional information is not available.”

Bladen County Health Department reports 60 positive cases, one (1) hospitalization, two (2) deaths, with 31 recovered/completed cases, and, 26 isolating.

Dr. Duncan reminds Bladen County residents of the three w’s.

Remember 3 W’s:
 Wear a face covering when out in public
 Wait 6 feet from each other
 Wash hands frequently

Bladen cases have been linked to social gatherings, work, travel and community acquired (unknown source), according to Duncan. Bladen County residents are vulnerable of getting or spreading the virus. Bladen and every surrounding county have confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The virus has been reported in 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Fever, cough and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms occurring with the virus. The CDC identified new symptoms for the coronavirus: chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, and a new loss of taste.

Bladen County Health Department continues to follow CDC and NCDHHS recommendations to protect public health and prevent the further spread of infection.

If you believe that you may have COVID-19, please call your health care provider, or the Health Department call center: 910-872-6291. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5:00 pm, until further notice. Individuals may also call 2-1-1. This NCDHHS call center is available 24/7, in English and Spanish.

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