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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Press Release 5/6/2020



For Immediate Release

May 6, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Eleventh Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified today and is reporting the eleventh COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 70’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 are deeply saddened to have to report another death within our county. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual”, said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. 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


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