Brunswick County notified about death related to COVID-19 among non-resident positive case
BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County Public Health received information Friday evening that a non-county resident who tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while visiting the county has passed away.
“We are incredibly saddened to hear this news today and we offer our deepest condolences to the family members on this terrible loss,” Health and Human Services Director David Stanley said. “Although they were not a resident of our county, the impact and sorrow of their passing is not lost on us and we are thinking of them at this time.”
This individual was isolating in the county with household contacts who are currently quarantining. No children are involved.
Because this individual was not a resident of Brunswick County, this death will not reflect in the County’s official case counts. The County previously reported the passing of a county resident from COVID-19 Friday, April 3.
To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about this individual will be released.
Brunswick County also identified three additional positive cases of COVID-19 among county residents Friday. These cases are separate from one another.
Two of the cases are each close contacts to separate, previously reported cases. There are other close contacts in the home who are isolating or quarantining. There is no additional contact with children. Contact tracing is already completed.
The third positive case reported Friday is travel-related and there is one close contact quarantining. There is no known contact with children and contact tracing is completed.
To protect individual privacy, no further information will be released.
As of April 10, there are 33 positive cases of COVID-19, 59 pending test results and 809 confirmed negative test results, totaling 901 tests administered so far. Of the 33 positive cases, 17 are male and 16 are female; 19 are considered recovered cases and one is a death associated to COVID-19.
Public Health continues to work with our health and safety partners in the community to respond to the pandemic and is providing routine updates to the public on our efforts and important health guidance. More information and details from the County are available at brunswickcountync.gov/coronavirus
“It is perfectly understandable if you are feeling stressed or uncertain at this time,” Stanley said. “There are a number of free resources available to all of us if we need to reach out and speak to someone about our questions or anxieties. We encourage you to use these resources and to continue to check with the County, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and the CDC for the latest guidance and information about COVID-19.”
Additionally, the County also encourages everyone to remain at home and limit travel to only the essentials like grocery shopping and work through April 29, including Easter weekend.
“A majority of the positive cases in the County’s case counts and the non-resident cases the County receives notification about are travel-related,” Stanley said. “Please follow the Stay at Home order and refrain from traveling in and out of the County or inviting individuals from outside of the county to stay with you while the order is in place. Together we can work to slow the spread of the virus through these efforts.”
Local and State Public Health Call Lines
Brunswick County Public Health Call Line
The County is operating a joint information center with a Public Health Call Line and email to answer residents’ coronavirus questions (available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). More information is also available on our website at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/coronavirus
- Phone: 910.253.2339
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals who have questions afterhours are encouraged to use the North Carolina 2-1-1 program or call the North Carolina Public Health Call Line, which has public health professionals available 24 hours a day every day to answer questions. More information is available at ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus
NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)
North Carolina 2-1-1 Program
- For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
- Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211
The COVID-19 situation is a stressful situation for many of us. There are several resources available should you need to speak with someone anonymously at this time:
- Trillium: 685.2415 (24-hour availability in English and Spanish)
- Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (24-hour availability in English and Spanish)
- More resources are available through the NC Department of Health & Human Services: COVID-19: Managing Your Overall Health
Residents can find the latest information from the County concerning COVID-19 at brunswickcountync.gov/news
Individuals can also follow the County’s social media and sign up for emails on emergency updates at brunswickcountync.gov/info/email/
Brunswick County Test Results
The age ranges of the positive cases in the county as of April 10 are as follows:
- 0-17 years old: Zero cases
- 18-24 years old: 1
- 25-49 years old: 5
- 50-64 years old: 15
- 65+ years old: 12
COVID-19 Test Reports in Brunswick County
Note: Brunswick County Health is encouraging providers in the County’s jurisdiction to continue to report persons under investigation (PUI) at this time, however NCDHHS no longer mandates that the PUI form be completed and sent to the local health departments, which could result in under reporting of test counts. These numbers reflected the information reported to the County from local health care providers.
For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email email@example.com
County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now require appointments for in-person visits.
Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.
- Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033