City of Raleigh employee is NC’s second COVID-19 related death, officials say

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Harnett County resident who died from coronavirus-related complications worked for the City of Raleigh, according to a statement from the city.

Adrian Grubbs, 37, worked for the City for 17 years in its solid waste services. His wife said he had high blood pressure.

Grubbs “was a young husband and father,” the statement said. “He was loved by his family and friends and a dedicated servant of this community.”

Grubbs’ wife said she and their three children are quarantined.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services officials announced the death — the second in the state — earlier Thursday. A person from Cabarrus County died Tuesday from complications associated with COVID-19. Officials said the patient was in their late 70s and had underlying health conditions.

The latest numbers from NCDHHS show that at least 636 people have tested positive for coronavirus across the state. There have been at least 12,910 tests completed in North Carolina.

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