- On April 15, 2020
A Wake County resident has died as a result of COVID-19-related complications. He was 81 years old and the first known Wake County resident to have died from coronavirus.
No additional information about the person will be released.
“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. More than 27,000 people have died from the virus across the nation.
Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19.
You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents in English and in Spanish, a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as an email address and phone number that people can use to ask personal health-related questions about COVID-19.
The webpage also includes an “Assistance” area, which provides information about how to access a number of services, such as food and nutrition services, Medicaid, Work First benefits and more.