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Wake County reports first Coronavirus-related death

A Wake County resident has died as a result of COVID-19-related complications, Wake County officials say.

The 81 years old man is the first known Wake County resident to have died from coronavirus.

“It’s heart-breaking,” said Regina Petteway, Wake County Human Services director. “My deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones, and I know that everyone working to slow the spread of this virus shares that sentiment. We must continue to do all we can individually to make a collective difference in the impact COVID-19 has on our community. And that means staying at home.”

As of 11 a.m. today, North Carolina had 117 deaths associated with COVID-19. No additional information about the person will be released.