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County has first death related to COVID-19

Abbeville County has experienced its first coronavirus-related death, according to Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley Tuesday.

An elderly woman who lived in rural Abbeville County died Monday afternoon at her home. She had tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, June 25, after she had been tested the previous Sunday.

The woman's name was not released.

"Everybody should wear a mask and keep their distance because it's getting worse," said Ashley.

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