FROM STAFF REPORTS

An eighth person has died from COVID-19 in Iredell County and the number of laboratory-confirmed cases has now eclipsed 500.

The Iredell County Health Department does not release personal information about COVID-19 patients, including the names and addresses of those who have succumbed to the coronavirus.

On Friday, local health officials reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the total number in Iredell to 512.

Among those:
♦ 223 people are isolating at home;
♦ 268 people are presumed recovered; and
♦ 13 people are hospitalized

Geographic Dispersal of COVID-19 Cases in Iredell

Some 175 people in the southern end of the county have tested positive for COVID-19, along with 213 people in the central region and 124 in North Iredell.

Across the state, the number of laboratory confirmed cases has reached 49,840, according to the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services. Some 871 people are currently hospitalized in North Carolina, and 1,197 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

There have been more than 121,000 deaths attributed to the coronavirus in the U.S. Across the globe, the death toll has now surpassed 457,000.

1 thought on “Iredell health officials report county’s eighth death attributed to COVID-19

  1. Jan Huffman says:

    Another death. County leaders are silent on encouraging businesses and residents to follow guidelines. Masks are highly recommended for all yet some businesses aren’t requiring employees to wear masks. People tell me they won’t go back to certain resturants because staff weren’t wearing masks. Even if tables are spread apart, staff are going from one table to another. If you want the economy to improve, follow the guidelines. Scientific studies show that masks work if worn correctly.

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