Two more Wilkes County residents have died from causes related to COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to nine.

Wilkes County Health Department Director Rachel Willard announced the two latest deaths late Friday afternoon, saying one was a person in his/her 50s who died Thursday at a hospital in Winston-Salem. Willard said this person had underlying health issues.

Willard said she didn’t yet have details about the other latest death.

 The other COVID-19-related Wilkes deaths were, in chronological order:

• on July 9, a person in his/her 90s who died on July 9 at a hospital in Winston-Salem;

• on May 28, a person in his/her 60s who died at a hospital in Winston-Salem;

• on May 27, a person in his/her 70s who died at a hospital in Guilford County;

• on May 22, a person in his/her late 60s who died at a hospital in Winston-Salem;

• on the afternoon of May 20, a person in his/her 90s who died at a hospital in Winston-Salem;

• on morning of May 20, a person in his/her late 80s, who died at a hospital in Winston-Salem;

• on March 31, a woman in her late 60s who died at Wilkes Medical Center in North Wilkesboro.

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