The Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) has confirmed that a recent death in a Jackson
County resident is related to COVID-19, bringing the total COVID-19 deaths in our county to 4. The
individual was between the ages of 65-74 years of age and had underlying health conditions. Since the
individual had underlying health conditions, JCDPH investigated the death and was able to confirm that
COVID-19 was a contributing factor. To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about the
individual will be released.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of this individual,” said Health Director
Shelley Carraway. “Please honor their memory, and the memory of others that we have lost to this
virus, by doing everything that you can to stop the spread of COVID-19. This pandemic is not over and
its repercussions can be devastating.”
For information about COVID-19, look to reliable sources like JCDPH, NCDHHS, and the CDC. Visit
JCDPH’s website at http://health.jacksonnc.org/covid19. For COVID-19 questions, call the Jackson
County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 828-631-HELP.
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