4/9/20: BREAKING NEWS: FIRST COVID-19-RELATED DEATH IN DARE COUNTY REPORTED

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A Dare County resident died this morning from complications associated with the COVID-19 virus.

In a DCEM bulletin released today, the Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services reports the COVID-19 related death of a person who was in her/his early 90s and had several underlying medical conditions. No other details were provided.

See Bulletin No. 36: https://www.darenc.com/Home/Components/News/News/6105/1483

“This is never the type of information we want to have to share,” said Dr. Sheila Davies, director of the Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to this individual’s family and loved ones and pray for peace and comfort.”

The Beacon also extends its sincere condolences to this person’s family and everyone affected by the loss of her/his life, just as we would with anyone who has lost a loved one.

We are especially sorry that the pain of this person’s death has been compounded by the inability of loved ones to be in close physical contact with her/him during the dying process. That we feel quite deeply. There is comfort at the bedside.

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 4/9/20

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