2 COVID-19 deaths reported at Mount Olive nursing home, Wayne County officials say

Wayne County News

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. (WNCN) – Wayne County officials on Wednesday confirmed two deaths at a nursing home in Mount Olive due to complications from coronavirus.

The official who spoke with CBS 17 would not name the facility but said that a second person at the nursing home died earlier on Wednesday and that a previous death was reported on April 9.

Wayne County as a whole has reported four COVID-19 deaths and 81 positive cases.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, there are a total of 39 outbreaks at this time at either nursing homes (30) or residential care facilities (nine). 

Of the state’s 5,123 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 26-percent, or approximately 1,332 cases, involve those over the age of 65. Although the 65 and over age bracket account for just over one-quarter of the state’s total cases, 80-percent of the deaths in North Carolina have been in the 65+ age range, according to state statistics.

COVID-19 timeline

  • March 3: NCDHHS announces state’s first COVID-19 case
  • March 10: Gov. Roy Cooper declares State of Emergency
  • March 11: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic
  • March 13: President Donald Trump declares a National Emergency
  • March 14: Cooper issues Executive Order 117 closing K-12 public schools until at least March 30 and banning gatherings of more than 100 people
  • March 16: NCDHHS recommends no mass gatherings for more than 50 people
  • March 17: Cooper issues Executive Order 118 limiting operations of restaurants and bars, and broadening unemployment insurance benefits
  • March 23: Cooper issues Executive Order 120 which closes public K-12 schools through May 15 and orders businesses such as barbershops and salons to close.
  • March 25: North Carolina reports its first coronavirus-related deaths
  • March 29: Trump extends social distancing orders through the end of April
  • March 31: Cooper signs Executive Order 124 which prohibits utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during the pandemic.
  • April 7: Cooper will sign executive orders limiting customers in retailers and offers child care assistance to certain workers
  • April 14: Coronavirus-related deaths top 100 in North Carolina
  • April 24: Cooper extends stay-at-home order to May 8
  • May 5: Cooper announces Phase One of reopening will being May 8

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