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Coronavirus Updates

Posted on: January 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Burke County Media Briefing 1/9/2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVID-19 Information Contacts

January 9, 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 7312 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 continue to stay high because of the holidays gatherings and travel.

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 but it may be longer than 24 to 48 hours. Please do not call or email multiple times, it makes it difficult to compile an accurate list when multiple employees are working to complete the list. We are asking for the public’s patience as we move through this process as fast as possible.

The Burke County Vaccination team is trying to finish vaccinating the Phase 1A group. We will be moving to vaccinate the 75+ age group as soon as possible. If you have left an email to be placed on a list, you will receive information as soon as possible.

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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