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Posted on: May 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Press Release 5/13/2020



For Immediate Release

May 13, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Fourteenth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified today of the fourteenth COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 90’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.

“Each death deeply impacts families within our community. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of this individual”, said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. It is imperative for residents to know that as more of the community begins to open, it is still important for these recommendations to become your new normal: 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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