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Macon County reports additional death related to COVID-19

Macon County Public Health received notification that a Macon County resident, between the ages of 50-64, and who was diagnosed with COVID-19, has passed away. To protect the family ́s privacy, no further information will be released about this individual. This death brings Macon County to forty-two (42) deaths related to COVID-19.

“Join us in our prayers for this family and for all the families suffering because of this illness,” said Health Director, Kathy McGaha. McGaha continued, “Macon County residents can help protect themselves and our community by receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Macon County has appointments available for the lifesaving vaccine for all who are age 12 and over. The more individuals who get this vaccine, the more likely that we will stop seeing COVID-19 deaths.”

If you believe that you may have COVID-19, please call the Health Department at 828-349-2081 to schedule an appointment for a test. To register and schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, please call 828-349-2081.

Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19; however, anyone of any age can become infected with this illness. Therefore, we ask that community members strictly follow masking recommendations and continue to practice social distancing, as well as safe hygiene measures such as hand washing and frequently cleaning touched objects and surfaces. Everyone who is eligible is encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, a safe and effective prevention tool.

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