Durham, Harnett county report 1st coronavirus deaths, Johnston County reports its 3rd


The Monroe County health department announced three deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the county's death toll from the disease to 17.

Of the total confirmed coronavirus cases, 308 were male and 298 female, according to the health department.

Coffey County now has the second-highest number with 21.

Texas County officials confirmed the second positive COVID-19 test on Saturday, April 4.

In other Triangle counties, Wake County has reported 302 cases, an increase of 19 new cases. According to the Ohio Department of Health's website, the woman has been hospitalized.

The Durham resident was over 65 years old and had underlying health conditions, Durham County reported in a news release.

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VanGundy had said she's aware of a lot of people asking about more specific locations within the county in reference to COVID-19 cases but pointed out that the pandemic is now widespread. There are eight new cases in Orange County, six new cases in Johnston County and two new cases in Chatham County.

As of 2 p.m., Friday, the state of OH is reporting 3,312 positive cases in the state with 895 people hospitalized.

VanGundy had said the county health department does not keep track of data for the number of people tested within the county.



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