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Posted on: May 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Press Release 5/11/2020



For Immediate Release

May 11, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Two More Deaths

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified today and is reporting the twelfth and thirteenth COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individuals in their 60’s and 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 patients will be released.

“We are deeply saddened to have to report two additional deaths within our county. Each death deeply impacts families within our community. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of these individuals”, said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. It is imperative for residents to know that as the Governor begins to open more businesses, it is still important to follow the recommendations of Wear, a cloth face covering when out in public and cannot physically distance yourself from others, Wait at least six feet away from others and Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.”

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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