Robeson County announces sixth COVID-19 death

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ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WBTW) – A sixth Robeson County resident has died from COVID-19, the county said in a news release Sunday.

The death was in an 80-year-old man with underlying health conditions at a local hospital, according to county spokesperson Emily Jones.

As of Friday, 236 Robeson County residents had tested positive for COVID-19, Jones said.

A case update for Robseon County is expected Monday.

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