23-Year-Old Livingstone College Student Dies After Contracting COVID-19

SALISBURY, N.C. — Livingstone College officials say 23-year-old Jamesha Waddell died on November 19th from serious complications after contracting coronavirus.

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Jamesha Waddell, Senior at Livingstone College

Officials say Waddell left the campus in North Carolina on September 19th, 2020, and was self-isolating from home after testing positive for COVID-19.

Waddell’s condition worsened while at home, and she was hospitalized and taken into intensive care where she died, according to a news release.

Livingstone College officials say “Our prayers and heartfelt condolences are extended to the Waddell family and her loved ones during this very difficult time. However, we should be reminded that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. We are in communication with the family and will keep you posted as information becomes available.”

Officials with the college say any students in grief can call Rhonda Flowers-Corpening, mental health counselor, at 704-216-6990 to receive counseling.

Livingstone College officials say “As our student body prepares to depart from campus next week for winter break, we strongly urge everyone to remain vigilant in mitigating the spread of this virus by wearing a mask, social distancing and washing your hands frequently.”