FROM STAFF REPORTS

Three hundred and forty-six deaths in Iredell County have now been attributed to COVID-19.

The Iredell County Health Department reported four more deaths on Wednesday. Health officials do not release personal information about COVID-19 patients, including those who pass away.

Health officials reported 145 news laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. There have been a total of 32,137 confirmed cases in the county since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020.

Along with the recent increase in the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19, the number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization in the county has also increased.

As of Thursday, 64 individuals who have tested positive were hospitalized in Iredell, including 54 county residents.

Health officials urge everyone who has not been fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.

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