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Jan. 8, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Haywood County reports 69th - 71st COVID-19 deaths
Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting three more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 71.
Two were between the ages of 65-70. Both died at Haywood Regional Medical Center. One was an Autumn Care resident who died at the hospital.
Both had COVID-19 listed as an underlying cause of death (disease or injury that initiated the events resulting in death)
The other was over 90 years old, was a resident of, and died at Autumn Care. COVID- 19 was listed as the only cause of death, with no underlying conditions or contributing conditions.
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.