For Immediate Release
May 22, 2020
Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director
Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer
Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director
Burke County Reports Fifteenth Death
Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified late yesterday of the fifteenth COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 80’s was hospitalized but died from complications associated with their underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the patients will be released.
“We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of this individual”, said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. It is imperative for residents to know that as more of the community begins to open, it is still important for these recommendations to become your new normal: Wear, a cloth face covering when out in public and cannot physically distance yourself from others, Wait at least six feet away from others and Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.”
For general questions about COVID-19, you can contact the Burke County Public Information line at 828-764-9388 or visit the COVID-19 webpage at www.burkenc.org/COVID-19.