NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – New Hanover County health officials say this week’s data shows a continued increase in laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase in cases among younger people and new outbreaks in community housing and child care settings.
In addition, New Hanover County Public Health was informed Friday of a resident who died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total number of New Hanover County residents who have died from COVID-19 to eight.
The person was in the 1980s and was considered to be suffering from serious illness due to underlying health conditions.
“Another heartbreaking result of COVID-19 for one of our families, and I extend my most sincere sympathy to the family and friends of our team members who have passed away from the terrible virus,” said New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chairman Julia Olson – Boseman. “The data we see every week shows COVID-19 continues to affect more and more residents. So do what you can to curb this virus – wear a face covering and wait six feet from others while out in the public, and wash your hands and surfaces with high touch as often as possible. Together, we can protect our loved ones from potentially serious illness or death. Please do your part. “
Residents are encouraged to practice the three W’s – Wear, wait, wash, to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
Outbreaks of three childcare are reported: Kiddie Academy, Milestone Learning Center and Mustard Seed.
An outbreak is also reported in the New Hanover County Jail along with several community homes.
Read more here about this week’s COVID-19 update from the county.