For Immediate Release
October 8, 2020
Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director
Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer
Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director
Burke County Reports Forty-ninth Death
Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified today and is reporting the forty-ninth COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 70’s was not hospitalized when they died from underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the patients will be released.
“Our hearts and prayers go out 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. It could save someone’s life.”
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.