ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Tuesday announced another COVID-related death, bringing the total to 76.
According to a press release, the death occurred in late January, making 23 for the month — the most of any month since the first was reported in April 2020. There were also 15 in October and 13 in December.
It appears the latest resident passed away in a healthcare facility, as that total now stands at 19. Fifty-three have died in a hospital and four outside of a health setting.
The race and gender breakdown is as follows: 14 African American females, 13 African American males, two “other race” females, one “other race,” male, one Hispanic female, two American Indian males, 23 Caucasian females and 20 Caucasian males.
All patients have been between the ages of 31 and 95: 21 have been 80 or older; 23 have been in their 70s; 23 in their 60s; eight in their 50s; and one who was 31.
Based on previous reports, it appears the resident was an African American man in his 70s.
There have been 9,409 COVID-related deaths in North Carolina, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, with 122 since Sunday.
According to Johns Hopkins University, as of 12:07 p.m. Feb. 2 there have been 443,923 COVID-related deaths in the U.S. and 2,243,638 globally.