SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) — Johnston County officials reported Saturday afternoon that there were three deaths and 32 COVID-19 cases in the county.
The 32 cases represent an increase of seven cases in a day. There were 25 COVID-19 cases reported by the county Friday.
Of the cases, only two people have recovered, according to a news release from Lu Hicky, a Johnston County government spokeswoman.
The second death in Johnston County was reported on Friday.
A family member told CBS 17 that a man who had COVID-19 while in a Clayton nursing home died early Saturday.
The first death associated with COVID-19 in Johnston County was reported on March 27.
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those impacted by COVID-19,” the news release said.
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