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Posted on: January 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Media Briefing 1/8/2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Information Contacts

January 8, 2021 Public Information Line: 828-764-9150

COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing Website: www.burkenc.org/COVID-19

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

• Burke County is currently at 7178 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. If you want to see a breakdown of the cases, please go visit the https://www.burkenc.org/dashboard webpage

• Para español llame al 764-9150 y presione el número dos. Si nadie contesta deje un corto mensaje con su nombre y numero de teléfono.

The numbers have increased so much due to the back log of cases being reported from outside testing sites including new testing sites and cases reported through the State Electronic Disease Surveillance System. The case increases are also due to the increased testing encouraged by the State over the last several weeks.

The health department is experiencing a large call and email volume and staff is trying to answer and return calls and emails as quickly as possible. If you left a voicemail or sent an email, you will get a response as soon as possible.

For your information: Both vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, require individuals to receive two shots. Pfizer will be two shots given 21 days apart and Moderna will be two shots given 28 days apart and you have to get both shots to get the maximum protection.

We appreciate your patience as we try to vaccinate those eligible and interested as fast as possible.

To find out more information about the State’s COVID-19 vaccination schedule and COVID-19 vaccination scheduling for Phase 1B-Group 1 please visit the Burke County COVID-19 webpage at www.burkenc.org/COVID-19

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