FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Iredell County Health Department has reported eight more deaths attributed to COVID-19 since Tuesday.

A total of 433 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have now died in Iredell since the onset of the pandemic. Local health officials do not release personal information about COVID-19 patients, including those who pass away.

With the addition of 145 new laboratory confirmed cases on Friday, a total of 47,746 confirmed cases have been reported across the county. Iredell remains a high-transmission area, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, with a positivity rate of 9.74 percent.

As of Friday afternoon, 19 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 were hospitalized in Iredell.

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