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First COVID-19 related death in Mecklenburg County

The individual was 60-years-old and passed away Sunday morning.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County Public Health announced the first death in Mecklenburg County due to the COVID-19.

The individual was 60-years-old and passed away Sunday morning.

 “Our sympathy and thoughts go out to this individual’s family,” said Gibbie Harris, Public Health Director. “This first death of a Mecklenburg County resident due to COVID-19 emphasizes the importance to stay at home and away from others to stop the spread of this virus.”

Mecklenburg County Health officials remind residents that COVID-19 remains a very serious situation in the county and residents are required to comply with the stay at home order issued by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management.

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It's health officials' goal to slow the spread of the virus in the community. Mecklenburg County residents are encouraged to help the community by following all public health orders.

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There are at least 315 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County. The county confirmed cases have continued to grow since the first reported case on Thursday, March 12.

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