Officials report additional COVID-19 related deaths in Pasquotank, Gates counties

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WNCT) Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) has received notification confirming an additional death associated with COVID-19 in Pasquotank County.

The individual was over the age 65 and succumbed to complications from COVID-19.

This death is in addition to two deaths announced by Pasquotank – Camden – Elizabeth City Emergency Management on Sunday.

In addition, ARHS has also received notification of the first COVID-19 related death in a Gates County resident.

The individual was over the age 65 and succumbed to complications related to the virus.

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