For Immediate Release
August 25, 2020
Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director
Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer
Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director
Burke County Reports Thirty-third Death
Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified today and is reporting the thirty-third COVID-19 related death in Burke County. The individual in their 60’s was hospitalized but died from COVID-19 related complications. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the patients will be released.
“We send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual. Each death deeply impacts families within our community,” said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. It is imperative for residents 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 since the largest portion of our spread is among close contacts.”
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 www.burkenc.org/COVID-19.