Two more COVID-19 related deaths in Wayne County

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The Wayne County Health Department received notice Friday of two additional deaths due to COVID-19.

The first individual passed away May 2 and was in their early 30s with underlying medical conditions. The second individual passed away May 7 and was in their late 60s with underlying medical conditions.

The current total of COVID-19 related deaths in Wayne County is 13.

North Carolina moved into Phase I of easing restrictions at 5 p.m. Friday. However, Governor Roy Cooper extended the "stay-at-home" order to May 22.

It is important to remember simple steps you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wear a face covering in public, wait six feet apart from others and wash your hands thoroughly - and often.

WCHD said there are 469 coronavirus cases at Neuse Correctional Institute in Goldsboro, 44 at congregate care facilities and 196 cases outside congregate care facilities.

For more information, visit www.waynegov.com/coronavirus.

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