FROM STAFF REPORTS

Iredell County health officials reported two more deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Monday, along with more than 700 new laboratory confirmed cases.

With the two latest deaths, 390 individuals have now passed away in Iredell County after testing positive for COVID-19. The Iredell County Health Department does not release personal information about COVID-19 patients, including those who pass away.

Health officials reported 706 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday. A total of 44,945 people have now tested positive since the onset of the pandemic. That figure does not count people who self-tested and did not seek medical attention.

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Iredell is still classified as a high-transmission area. The county’s seven-day positivity rate dipped slightly to 38.56 on Monday.

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized with complications across to county was down sharply with a total of 83 hospitalizations reported. That number decreased from 103 on Friday.

Health officials continue to urge residents who are unvaccinated to schedule a time to get vaccinated.

As of Monday, 51.1 percent of Iredell residents, or 92,815 people, are fully vaccinated. But only 20.5 percent of fully vaccinated residents, or 19,050 people — have received a booster vaccine.

1 thought on “Iredell health officials report two more deaths attributed to COVID-19; county’s seven-day positivity rate dips below 39 percent

  1. Archie Fletcher says:

    Like myself, a lot of the veterans in this county have been vaccinated through the VA healthcare system.

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