The Harnett County Health Department is reporting the fourth and fifth COVID-19 related deaths of Harnett County residents. These deaths were reported today, April 21st. Both individuals were elderly and had underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about these individuals will be released.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the 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.”
“As we continue to see an increase of cases in our county, we are reminded of the importance of staying at home in an effort to stop the spread of this virus. In order to save lives and keep people healthy, we need everyone 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. We are encouraging the community to follow the Public Health Orders that have been issued to help stop the spread of this disease in our community” Rouse added.
The Harnett County Health Department provided the following data derived from the confirmed positive cases:
- Confirmed cases 65
- Recovered cases 46
- Deaths reported 5
- Age range 2-88 years
- Average age 47
- Gender 54% female and 46% 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.