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Posted on: August 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Press Release 8/12/2020



For Immediate Release

August 12, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Two More Deaths

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified today and is reporting the twenty-ninth and thirtieth COVID-19 associated deaths in Burke County. The individuals in their 80’s and 90’s was not 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 are deeply saddened to have to report two additional deaths within our county. Each death deeply impacts families within our community. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of these individuals”, said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. It is imperative for residents to follow the recommendations of 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.”

For general questions about COVID-19, you can contact the Burke County Public Information line at 828-764-9168 or visit the COVID-19 webpage at


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