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Posted on: September 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Press Release 9/29/2020



For Immediate Release

September 29, 2020

Rebecca McLeod, Public Health Director

Lisa Moore, Burke County Public Information Officer

Michael Willis, Emergency Management Director

Burke County Reports Forty-seventh Death

Morganton, NC: Burke County Public Health was notified today and is reporting the forty-seventh COVID-19 related death in Burke County. The individual in their 50’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 want to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this individual.” said Burke County Health Director Rebecca McLeod. It continues to be imperative that residents follow the 3 W’s recommendations, 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 or use hand sanitizer if you don’t have access to soap and water. It could save someone’s life.”

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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