FROM STAFF REPORTS

The number of patients hospitalized in Iredell County with COVID-19 declined this week as the county’s death toll increased.

The Iredell County Health Department reported the county’s 35th death among people who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases in the county increased to 2,908 on Friday. Among those:

♦ 14 people are currently hospitalized;
♦ 267 people are isolating at home; and
♦ 2,592 people are presumed recovered.

County officials continue urging residents to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and wash their hands frequently.

Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 Cases in Iredell

According to health officials, 1,111 people in the south end of the county have tested positive for COVID-19, along with 1,195 in the central region, and 602 in the north end.

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