Lenoir County announces 30th death related to COVID-19

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KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) The Lenoir County Health Department is reporting the 30th death in the county of a resident who had tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient was older than 65 with underlying health conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information will be released.

“This death, along with all of the others, is a tragedy for our community,” Lenoir County Health Department Director Pamela Brown said. “I am so sorry to the family who must grieve a loved one lost to this disease.”

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