For Immediate Release
May 4, 2020
Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director
Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer
Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director
Burke County Reports Tenth Death
Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified today and is reporting the tenth 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.
“Our hearts are heavy to have to report such sad news. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual”, said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. “The health of our residents is a top priority of Public Health and its partners. We continue this battle on all fronts and plead with our residents to keep up the preventive measures to help contain this virus moving forward.”
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 www.burkenc.org/COVID-19.