FROM STAFF REPORTS

Twenty people are now hospitalized in Iredell County with complications associated with COVID-19.

That is the largest number of patients being treated simultaneously in the county’s three hospitals since the pandemic began.

The Iredell County Health Department reported 59 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon, increasing the total number of laboratory confirmed cases in the county to 746. 

Among the 746 confirmed cases:

♦ 337 people are isolating at home;
♦ 380 people are presumed recovered;
♦ 20 people are hospitalized; and
♦ 9 people have died

The number of confirmed cases in Iredell has jump dramatically in the month since Gov. Roy Cooper announced eased restrictions for Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Through May 29, there had been a total of 251 confirmed cases in the county.

Geographic Dispersal of COVID-19 Cases in Iredell County

According to health officials, there have 245 confirmed cases in the southern end of the county, 304 in the central region and 197 in North Iredell.

The N.C. Department of Health & Human Services reported Monday that there have been 63,484 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. Some 843 people are hospitalized, and 1,325 deaths in North Carolina have been attributed to the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, there have been 2.59 million cases in the U.S. with 128,000 deaths.

Globally, there have been more than 10.2 million cases of COVID-19, and a total of 503,000 deaths have been linked to the coronavirus.

2 thoughts on “Iredell officials report 59 new cases of COVID-19; 20 people now hospitalized across county

  1. Jan Huffman says:

    We can help the economy if we get the virus under control. It’s not political. Our county leaders need to encourage people to follow guidelines and wear masks. If you are sick, please quarantine and get your contacts tested. Our sheriff and police departments needs to protect citizens by encouraging businesses to follow guidelines instead of ignoring the governor’s order. Keep in mind if an employee gets Covid-19 then the business needs to close for cleaning and for other employees to be tested. The more cases we have the more we endanger our medical community and first responders. If we want schools reopened in August then we need this under control with fewer cases and hospitalizations.

  2. Ross Warren says:

    I’d like to see the numbers for how many cases our local hospitals could handle, assuming they’d all require being on a ventilator….Is 20 anywhere near their capacity, low, high? They never report on that….

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