For some reason, information from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services about people who have died from COVID-19 has been difficult to obtain.
The 29 Republican state senators have asked Gov. Roy Cooper for more information about COVID-19 deaths, such as the age of the people who died and if they had underlying health problems.
The Rhino Times has obtained that information about the first 13 deaths in Guilford County and listed below are the race, sex and age of those 13 people.
Black Female age 77
White Female age 82
White Male age 87
Black Male age 74
Black Female age 85
White Male age 89
White Male age 85
White Male age 71
Black Male age 48
White Female age 78
White Male age 65
White Male age 83
Black Male age 56
The 65-year-old white male who died has the cause of death as “suspected COVID-19.” It also notes that he had an “Acute Kidney injury.”
The death certificate for the 78-year-old white female states the cause of death as “Acute respiratory failure likely due to COVID infection.”
For the 83-year-old white male, one cause of death is “pneumonia due to suspected coronavirus.”
The death certificate for the 74-year-old white male notes that he had “end-stage renal disease” and “diabetes.”
The average age of the first 13 people who died in Guilford County is 75.3.
In other areas it has been reported that the percentage of African Americans dying from COVID-19 was much higher than the percentage of African Americans in the general population.
That has not been the case in Guilford County. Out of 13 deaths, eight are white and five are African American. According to the US Census Bureau, the population in Guilford County is 56 percent white and 35 percent African American.
The percentage of white people who have died from COVID-19 is 61.5 percent and the percentage of black people who have died is 38.4. So the percentage for both whites and blacks is slightly higher than the percentage in the general population.
The average age of those 13 who died in Guilford County from COVID-19 is 75.3.
If you are a family member of one who has passed, this is of course terrible. I know, I lost an Uncle. However, we have virtually destroyed our economy and destroying the lives of our citizens. It goes back to the old analogy of killing the fly on your friend’s forehead with a hammer. (no pun intended) ENOUGH!
I liked the pun.
Excellent job on the April 23, 2020 report. Any plans for an update?
Yes, I’m working on it. But there have been a lot of distractions.
Seems our public servants aren’t connected to internet. The statistics are available through county and state health department regarding age and race. Lazy or ignorant or both?
I’m tired of this MSM-driven drivel. Disgusting. Why isn’t anyone reporting on/looking at Sweden? Only country not on lock down, letting citizens roam free masked or unmasked. Death rate lower than Michigan’s. Fact check that MSM, but I heard it from reliable sources…
Not sure what you are responding to, but you are free to leave the country and go to Sweden.
The reports that more Blacks than Whites have died as a result of COVID-19 is a magical media number. Since most people don’t check they believe this to be true because of the news/social media source. A paramedic friend in MA sent official reports showing that the ration was 61% White and 24% Black, the rest made up of other races. That seems to be a trending percentage as numbers come in. There may be some changes in these numbers before this is all over but the fact that the media reports are vastly different than actual numbers is outrageous and shows they are continuing their work to divide us as communities and a country.
I am curious as to how many recoveries we have had in Guilford County and surrounding counties. I have not found that information
For some reason, not all county health departments are reporting recoveries. It is frustrating.
Since we have no way of knowing how many people have had the virus, it is impossible to know how many have recovered from it.
I keep seeing Black Political Leaders and Black MSM saying that this virus is killing more blacks because of poverty, neglect, and lack of available medical treatment. The Race count here is 5 Blacks 8 Whites. Keep race out of this horrible pandemic!!
Mr. Hammer, you seem to be the only person reporting on the high fatality rate of Covid 19 patients in Guilford co. Do you think you can dig deeper and find out why Guilford’s Covid 19 death rate is so much higher than that of Mecklingburg or Wake Co? Are we not treating our patients the same as these other counties of is Guilford co overall that more “unhealthy” than the other hot spot counties? Thanks
I think it’s more likely a difference in testing protocols. Also Guilford County is listing “likely” and “suspected” COVID-19 deaths as COVID-19 deaths. If other counties are only listing “laboratory confirmed” COVID-19 deaths, that could also account for the difference.
Uhmmm…why are so many dying in Guilford county??????