Increasing numbers of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being admitted to hospitals in Iredell County as the number of laboratory confirmed cases continues to surge in the county and across the state.

A total of 56 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized in Iredell on Friday afternoon, up from 35 on Monday afternoon, according to the Iredell County Health Department.

With the 130 new cases reported on Friday, there have been a total of 21,030 laboratory confirmed cases in Iredell since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020. 

There were more than 350 news cases of COVID-19 reported in Iredell this week.

Health officials have attributed 239 deaths in the county to COVID-19.

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