FROM STAFF REPORTS

Two more people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died in Iredell County.

The Iredell County Health Department reported the county’s 36th and 37th deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Officials do not release personal information about individuals who test positive for the novel coronavirus.

According to the latest report, there have been 2,969 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iredell since the pandemic began in March. Among those:

♦ 17 people are currently hospitalized;
♦ 305 people are isolating at home; and 
♦ 2,610 people are presumed recovered

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

Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 Cases in Iredell

According to local health officials, 1,143 people have tested positive in the southern end of the county, along with 1,214 in the central region and 612 in the northern end of the county.

1 thought on “Iredell health officials report two more deaths attributed to COVID-19; 2,610 now presumed recovered in county

  1. Dr. Mary F Englebert says:

    I’d like more information about “recovered” included in these reports. “Recovered” can mean anything from few to no lingering effects to damaged heart/kidney/lungs leading to all types of follow up therapy and care–which isn’t strictly being recovered. It is, in fact, the very definition of being “in recovery.” This information could encourage people to wear masks and practice social distancing. Not giving it, leads to a false sense of confidence, i.e., “if I get it, I’ll probably recover. Thus it’s no big deal & I don’t like wearing a mask.”

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