Lenoir County officials report two more deaths due to COVID-19

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KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Lenoir County health officials reported two more deaths on Tuesday due to COVID-19.

That brings the number who have died in the county from the virus to 53.

Officials with the Lenoir County Health Department said both patients were over age 65 and had underlying health conditions. No further information was released due to privacy issues.

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to these families who have experienced such a great loss,” Lenoir County Health Department Director Pamela Brown said.

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