For Immediate Release
September 11, 2020
Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director
Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer
Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director
Burke County Reports Fortieth Death
Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified late yesterday evening and is reporting the fortieth COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 70’s was hospitalized but died from their underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the patients will be released.
“We want to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual.” said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. It continues to be imperative that residents follow the 3 W’s recommendations, Wear, a cloth face covering when out in public or in any gathering inside or outside 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 don’t have access to 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 www.burkenc.org/COVID-19.