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Jan. 15, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Haywood County reports 72nd - 76th COVID-19 deaths
Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting five more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 76.
One was in their 50s and died at Haywood Regional Medical Center with COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death (disease or injury that initiated the events resulting in death).
Two were between the ages of 70-75 and had COVID-19 as the sole cause of death with no underlying conditions or contributing conditions. One died at Autumn Care of Waynesville and the other at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
The fourth was between the ages of 80-85, died at home, and COVID-19 was listed as a significant condition contributing to death.
The fifth was over the age of 90, died at Haywood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with COVID-19 listed as a significant condition contributing to death.
To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about the patients will be released.
“We at Haywood County Health and Human Services extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones during this time of loss,” said Interim Health Director Garron Bradish. “COVID-19 is a serious and sometimes deadly illness, and case numbers are rising rapidly in our community. We ask everyone to consider the pain and loss this virus can bring with it and do everything you can to help prevent its spread.”
“We urge everyone to be vigilant about masking and social distancing any time you’re going to be around anyone who doesn’t live in your household. Wash your hands regularly, and stay home if you’re not feeling well. Now, more than ever, we need everyone in the community using every tool in the intervention toolbox to help slow the spread,” said Bradish.
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.