FROM STAFF REPORTS

Iredell County health officials reported three new deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Monday and the county’s positivity rate continues to trend in the wrong direction.

With the most recent deaths, the county’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 383. The Iredell County Health Department does not release personal information about COVID-19 patients, including those who pass away.

A total of 88 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized throughout the county on Monday. Iredell Health System reported that nine COVID-19 patients were on ventilators at Iredell Memorial Hospital on Monday morning.

Health officials reported 1,121 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iredell on Monday. There have been a total of 42,947 confirmed cases in the county since March of 2020.

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Iredell County’s seven-day positivity rate has climbed to 41.07 percent, up more than 9 percent from last Monday.

Only 50.8 percent of Iredell County residents are classified as fully vaccinated by CDC with 20.2 percent of residents receiving a booster shot

4 thoughts on “Iredell health officials report three more deaths attributed to COVID-19; county’s positivity rate eclipses 41 percent

  1. Since a positivity rate higher than 5% is of concern, the fact that Iredell’s is 41.07% is troubling.

    • Ross McKinsey says:

      Well, the “Virus is A hoax,” and “I don’t know what’s in that shot,” folks are happy to continue spreading the Virus every place they go. It’s attempted murder, you know …

  2. Joanna Gaither says:

    I wonder how high the positivity rate would be if it included everyone testing positive with home tests.

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