Wayne County has had its 10th death related to COVID-19, according to the county’s health department. The victim, who was in his early 80s, had lived in a long-term care facility before being taken to Reid Health, where he died after a brief stay, according to the health department. His death was the fourth local fatality from COVID complications since July 19. “We should all remember these numbers represent people and not just statistics,” said Wayne County Health Officer Dr. David Jetmore. “It is a reminder we must redouble our efforts to keep one another safe.”
Wayne County has seen a significant rise in cases since the beginning of July.