The Iredell County Health Department reported four more deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Thursday.

A total of 289 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county have died since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020. Local health officials do not release personal information about COVID-19, including those who pass away.

Health officials also reported 145 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising Iredell’s cumulative total to 26,762 cases.

Eigthy-seven people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in the county. Seventy-two of those patients are Iredell residents; the other 15 live elsewhere.

Health officials continue to urge residents who have not been vaccinated to do so.

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