Covid-19 Death in Ashe County

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May 27, 2020
Covid-19 Death in Ashe County


Today, with deep sadness, I read the report of the first death from Covid-19 in the 93rd House District. An Ashe County resident passed away this weekend at a hospital outside the county from complications associated with the virus. The individual was in their 70s and had underlying medical conditions. Our prayers and condolences go out to family and friends at this difficult time.

This individual’s passing is a tragic loss to friends and family. That loss has been felt by the families of more than 100,000 people who have died from this virus in the United States during the past 10 weeks. In North Carolina, almost 800 families are grieving over the death of loved ones due to Covid-19.

This event should impress on all of us the importance of taking this virus seriously. Please continue to take recommended precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

  • Wear a cloth mask while in public indoor places.
  • Keep 6 feet of distance between others who are not in your immediate family.
  • Wash your hands well and frequently.
  • Avoid large indoor gatherings.
  • In your work and business, follow guidance from CDC and NC DHHS.

Even though restrictions are being loosened on everyday life, Covid-19 remains a serious threat. Please take personal responsibility to follow these guidelines to protect you, family members, and neighbors from serious illness. These are small steps for any one of us, but done collectively they are mighty acts that save lives.

I am so grateful to AppHealthCare, Ashe Memorial Hospital, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, emergency management leaders, front-line responders, county and municipal governments, and law enforcement along with doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals across Ashe and Watauga Counties who are working tirelessly to keep us healthy. Let’s all do our part so that together we will keep our community as safe as possible.

Stay healthy,

Representative Ray Russell

North Carolina House, District 93

Ashe and Watauga Counties