Harnett County Reports 3 Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths

16 of 24 Deaths Linked To Lillington Nursing Center

The Harnett County Health Department is reporting three additional COVID-19 related deaths of Harnett County residents.

This increases the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 24. One of the deaths reported today is associated with the current COVID-19 outbreak at Universal Healthcare Lillington, a Nursing and Rehabilitation center.  The number of deaths associated with this facility is currently at 16.   These individuals were elderly and/or had underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about these individuals is being released.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to these families,” stated Health Director John Rouse.  “Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, but anyone can have complications from the virus. The safety of all Harnett County residents is our priority.”

Harnett County health officials said as the number of cases in Harnett County, they want to remind residents to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, and frequently washing your hands. Also, the community should follow the Public Health Orders that have been issued.

The data below reflects laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents.

Highlights of the data derived from the confirmed positive cases for Harnett County as of May 27, 2020 include:

  • Confirmed cases 277
  • Recovered cases 205
  • Deaths reported 24
  • Age ranges are 2 to 97 years
  • Average Age is 52
  • Gender 56% female and 44% male

It is important to remember that the data contained in this release is subject to change as cases are investigated and additional testing is performed.