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-Press Release, Franklin County Government
Sadly, Franklin County has now recorded its first community COVID–19 related death. As of the date and time of this press release, this death is not associated with any congregate care outbreak.
This brings Franklin County‘s current total number of COVID–19 related fatalities to nineteen (19), and this community loss is reflected in the NCDHHS numbers that were updated on May 1, 2020, which includes the report of 105 total lab–confirmed coronavirus cases in Franklin County.
Please note that the NCDHHS COVID–19 website now contains maps that show “confirmed–cases by zip codes.” This is a new feature, and only includes results for zip codes where the population exceeds 500 people. Here is the link for this new feature: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public–health/covid19/covid–19–nc–case–count#zip–code–map
Look for more updates from the Franklin COVID–19 EOC as more information becomes available.