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Hyde County reports 3 COVID-19 deaths

HYDE COUNTY — Three people have died in Hyde County as a result of complications from COVID-19, the Hyde County Health Department announced Thursday evening.

“This is heartbreaking to our agency, and the staff wish to convey our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” Hyde County Health Director Luana Gibbs said in a press release.

As of Wednesday evening, Hyde County reported a total of 102 positive cases, 37 of which were active, with 65 recovered. The health department is not reporting hospitalization counts, as those numbers are fluid on a daily basis.

“Please remember, the health department tests anyone who suspects they are sick with COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who has the virus,” a Wednesday release from the department read. “We also test those who request testing, even without symptoms. There are no out of pocket fees to individuals, but we do ask if you have insurance, Medicaid or Medicare you bring your card with you for testing. We also ask that you call for an appointment, as we do not see walk in clients.”

The Hyde County Health Department remains available to the public to answer questions and provide education. The department can be reached by calling 252-926-4399, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The department encourages residents to wear a mask, wait six feet between others and wash hands often.