Brunswick County reports 7th death of county resident related to COVID-19


BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Health Services is reporting the death of a seventh county resident associated to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials say the person was a resident at the Universal Health Care of Brunswick congregate living facility who received a positive test result for COVID-19. The person was considered a person at high risk for severe illness as they were over the age of 65 and had underlying medical conditions.

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This is the third positive resident at the congregate care facility to pass away with a death related to the virus. Health Services reported on the passing of the first two facility residents June 27 and July 1, respectively.

There are currently 22 residents and 14 employees at Universal Health Care of Brunswick who have received positive test results for COVID-19. These totals reflect all previously reported cases including the three deaths since June 13.

As of July 7, there are 685 positive cases of COVID-19 among county residents (347 considered recovered, 320 isolating at 257 different homes, 11 hospitalized, 7 deaths) and 13 cases among non-residents (1 isolating in county, 7 considered recovered, 3 transferred monitoring to home county, 2 deaths).