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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. April 11, 2020 – A second Orange County resident has died from
complications associated with the virus, COVID-19. The patient was in their 60’s and was a
resident at PruittHealth – Carolina Point, one of two long-term care facilities in Orange County
where there are outbreaks of COVID-19. To protect the families’ privacy, no further information
about the patient will be released.
“COVID-19 continues to take a toll on our community. We are heartbroken to announce this
second COVID-19 related death and our thoughts are with the family at this time. Sadly, we
believe that this will not be the last time that we are confronted with this kind of information,”
said Orange County Health Director, Quintana Stewart.
There are outbreaks of COVID-19 at two long-term care facilities in Orange County, occurring at
PruittHealth – Carolina Point and Signature HealthCARE at Chapel Hill. An outbreak is defined as
two or more cases.
Orange County currently has a total of 141 cases of COVID-19. The case count for each county is
for laboratory confirmed cases linked to the individual’s home county of residence. All positive
PruittHealth and Signature HealthCARE cases may not be reflected in the overall Orange County
case total. If a person tests positive for COVID-19 or passes away in a long-term care facility or
hospital, their death is counted in the tally for their county of residence, not the county in
which they are currently housed. For instance if someone passes away at UNC Hospitals from
COVID-19 but their county of residence is Alamance County, their death will be reflected on the
NC DHHS website for Alamance County.
The Health Department will provide a weekly summary of cases once a week going forward on
Friday. The NC DHHS updates their COVID-19 case count dashboard daily at 11 a.m.
Read more about the First Death in Orange County (April 10th, 2020):
Read more about the Outbreaks of COVID-19 at Two Long-Term Care Facilities (April 8th, 2020):
Lower Your Risk
To lower the risk of spreading respiratory infections, including COVID-19, the Orange County
Health Department encourages everyone to:
• Stay home as much as possible, except for essential travel;
• If you must go out in public, wear a cloth face covering;
• Stay home when you are sick;
• Avoid contact with sick people;
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;
• If you are experiencing symptoms, call your doctor;
• Practice social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and other
individuals when out in public;
• Avoid close contact with crowds of any size, and avoid any crowd of more than 10
For the latest information and guidance relating to Orange County’s COVID-19 response, visit
The phone line for questions about COVID-19 is 919-245-6111 and is available from 8:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Spanish language and other languages are available.
To receive daily text updates on the crisis, please text OCNCHEALTH to 888-777. For Spanish
speakers, text OCNCSALUD to 888-777.
You may also sign up for a twice weekly e-newsletter about the COVID-19 response via our
Please follow the Orange County Health Department on Facebook and Twitter.
NCDHHS’ website https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc, will include future positive
COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.