FROM STAFF REPORTS
Iredell County health officials reported five new cases of COVID-19 and the county’s sixth death attributed to the novel coronavirus on Monday afternoon.
There have now been 104 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, including:
♦ 35 people who are isolating at home;
♦ 64 people assumed to be recovered;
♦ 5 people currently hospitalized; and
♦ 6 people who have died
The Iredell County Health Department did not release any details about the latest person to die or than to report that “the individual was at higher risk for serious illness and died from complications associated with the novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.”
While 60 of the confirmed cases in Iredell County are in the southern end of the county, local officials stress that COVID-19 is widespread throughout the community.
All residents are encouraged to adhere to the governor’s stay-at-home order, wear face masks in public, practice social distancing and wash their hands frequently.
The N.C. Department of Health & Human Services reported on Monday that there are now 9,142 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. Some 306 people have died in North Carolina from the coronavirus, and 473 people are hospitalized.
There have been more than 1 million reported cases across the United States, and more than 56,000 deaths.
Globally, there have been 3 million confirmed cases and 208,000 deaths.
Geographic Dispersal of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Iredell