Wayne County reports 16th death


Wayne County Government reported its 16th death related to COVID-19 on Tuesday morning.

The individual who passed Monday was in their 60s with underlying health conditions and did not reside at a long-term care facility.

The county reports 687 positive cases and estimates 603 of those patients have recovered.

According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 19,700 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. There have been 691 deaths.

COVID-19 has now been confirmed in all 100 counties statewide.


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