FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Iredell County Health Department reported three more deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Friday.
Some 278 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county have now died. Health officials do not release personal information about COVID-19 patients, including those who pass away.
Ninety-two people who have tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized in the county on Friday, the majority of whom are unvaccinated. Sixty-seven of the patients are Iredell residents; the other 25 live outside the county.
With the addition of 216 new laboratory confirmed cases reported on Friday, there have now been 26,107 confirmed cases in Iredell since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020.