FROM STAFF REPORTS

Four more deaths in Iredell County have been attributed to COVID-19.

With the most recent deaths, which were reported between March 14-18 by the Iredell County Health Department, the number of lives lost to COVID-19 in the county now stands at 443.

Local health officials do not release personal information about COVID-19 patients, including individuals who die. 

The rate of new cases of COVID-19 continued to decline in the past week across the county. With the 136 new laboratory cases reported since March 11, there have now been a total of 48,127 confirmed cases in Iredell since the onset of the pandemic. Sixty-two new cases were reported Friday.

Four people who have tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized across the county on Friday, down from nine patients a week earlier.

The positivity rate in Iredell County has dropped to 2.88 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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