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Posted on: May 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Press Release 5/1/2020



For Immediate Release

May 1, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Ninth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health is reporting the ninth COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 80’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 patient will be released.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual”, said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. “As our efforts continue to fight this virus, we hope that all persons will continue to take the social distancing and all other preventive measures seriously.” “We want to minimize the number of deaths by protecting those at greatest risk.”

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


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