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Coronavirus Updates

Posted on: July 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Press Release 7/30/2020



For Immediate Release

July 30, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Twenty-eighth Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified late yesterday of the twenty-eighth COVID-19 related death in Burke County. The individual in their 80’s was hospitalized and later died from COVID-19 related complications. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the patients will be released.

“We are saddened for the family and friends mourning the loss of this individual”, said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. As this virus continues to spread within our community, we continue to encourage people to routinely practice the 3 W’s to reduce the spread of this infection.” 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 or use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water. It is also imperative for those testing positive to STAY AT HOME until your isolation time has been completed or if you are sick to STAY AT HOME until you are symptom free.

For general questions about COVID-19, you can contact the Burke County Public Information line at 828-764-9168 or visit the COVID-19 webpage at


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