While transmission rates and hospitalizations are declining, individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iredell County are still dying.

The Iredell County Health Department reported two more deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Monday and four more on Thursday, increasing the county’s death toll to 420. Local health officials do not release personal information about COVID-19 patients, including those who pass away.

Thirty-five people who have tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized across the county on Thursday, down from more than 100 a few weeks ago.

On Thursday, health officials reported 64 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. A total of 47,240 cases have been confirmed in Iredell County since the onset of the pandemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Iredell County remains a high-transmission area with a seven-day positivity rate of 15.71 percent, which has dropped more than 10 percentage points in the past week.

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