The Iredell County Health Department reported the first death attributed to COVID-19 in the county in more than a week on Monday.

With the latest death, a total of 206 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iredell County have passed away since the onset of the pandemic. Local health officials do not release personal information about COVID-19 patients, including those who die.

Health officials reported 53 new laboratory confirmed cases on Monday, following 32 new cases on Friday. There have been a total of 16,876 cases in Iredell County during the past year.

According to local health officials, 12 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in Iredell County.

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