The rate of new COVID-19 cases in Iredell County continued to drop over the past week.

The Iredell County Health Department has reported 124 new laboratory confirmed cases since March 18, including five new cases on Friday. Since the onset of the pandemic, there have been a total of 48,251 confirmed cases in Iredell.

Health officials also reported the county’s 444th death attributed to COVID-19 this week. The health department does not release personal information about COVID-19 cases, including those who pass away.

According to the health department, only one individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was hospitalized in Iredell on Friday, down from four a week ago.

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