10 COVID-19 deaths confirmed in Young County

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YOUNG CO. (KFDX/KJTL)— Young County authorities have confirmed 10 deaths from COVID-19 in the area.

According to Young County Health Director Pat Martin, within the past week, 10 deaths were reported from COVID-19, with nine of them being in long term care facilities and all but one were elderly.

“Please continue to wear a mask and socially distance,” Martin said. “Doing these things will help limit the spread and may save someone’s life.”

See the latest COVID-19 information for Young County below:

It is unclear which assist living facilities are reporting the COVID-19 deaths. Elmcroft of Graham did confirm no cases or deaths at the facility.

“The health, safety and welfare of all who live and work in our community are our top priorities. We are thankful that our community has no positive cases of COVID-19, and we appreciate the dedication of our excellent staff and residents taking care to follow health protocols. We continue to follow guidance from local, state and federal authorities, and remain committed to keeping our residents and their families updated and informed. We deeply appreciate our heroes who work in our community every day, every shift.”

Trachelle Lewelling, Executive Director

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