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Posted on: September 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Press Release 9/5/2020



For Immediate Release

September 5, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Thirty-seventh Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified late yesterday evening and is reporting the thirty-seventh COVID-19 associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 80’s was hospitalized but died from their underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the patients will be released.

“We want to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual.” said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. It is imperative all the time for residents to follow the 3 W’s recommendations but especially during this Labor Day Weekend. Please Wear, a cloth face covering when out in public or in any gathering inside or outside 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 contact.”

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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