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Posted on: April 30, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Press Release 4/30/2021

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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 30, 2021

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Three Additional Deaths

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified and is reporting the one hundred fifty-sixth – one hundred fifty-eighth COVID-19 related deaths in Burke County. The individuals one in their 50’s and two in their 70’s was hospitalized but later died from COVID-19 medical complications. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the patients will be released.

“We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of these individuals”, said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. “Getting vaccinated is only one tool to use against this virus but it is still very important to keep up the preventive measures with the 3 W’s to help slow the spread of this virus. We are encouraging as many residents as possible to consider taking the safe and effective vaccines available to help prevent any further spikes of the virus within our community. We are still asking residents to please stay at home when they are sick with any symptoms and not visit family, friends, events, etc. to reduce the chance of passing COVID-19 and other infections.”

For general questions about COVID-19, you can contact the Burke County Public Information line at 828-764-9150 or visit the COVID-19 webpage at www.burkenc.org/COVID-19. To schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccine go to www.myspot.nc.gov and find locations within Burke and surrounding counties to schedule your appointment. If you have trouble with scheduling or you do not have access to a computer, please contact the Burke County Health Department at 828-764-9150 and dial “0” to speak with the operator and they will assist you.

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