The Nash County Health Department reported the county's 37th COVID-19 related death on Tuesday, September 15.
The female patient was in her early 50's and had underlying conditions. She passed away on September 14 from complications associated with COVID-19.
A female in her 70's was the county's 36th death associated with COVID-19. She passed way on September 12.
Nash County has seen a spike in deaths during the month of September. Since September 2, the county has reported 11 deaths associated with the virus.
Positive cases continue to rise as well. As of Monday, September 7 the county was reporting 1,831 cases.
This past Monday, September 14, the county was reporting an additional 134 cases, with a total of 1,965 positive cases of COVID-19.
Nash County Health Director Bill Hill said the hospitalization metric remains fairly low for the county at 14 people hospitalized, as of September 14.
Nash County Manager Zee Lamb said the growing numbers are concerning.
"The numbers you are showing us means a total of two percent of our entire population have now been infected," Lamb said. "We are over two percent."
The Health Department continues to emphasize the importance of social distancing, wearing a mask and frequently washing or sanitizing your hands.