The Iredell County Health Department reported four more deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Friday, pushing the county’s death toll to nearly 300 people.

With the latest deaths, 292 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have now died of complications related to the novel coronavirus since the onset of the pandemic. September has been among the deadliest months for COVID-19 in Iredell.

Health officials also reported 87 more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, increasing the county’s cumulative total to 26,849 cases.

Eighty-five people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalized across the county. Sixty-nine of those patients are Iredell residents; the other 16 live elsewhere.

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