CCHD COVID-19 Update #130 (August 17, 2020)
LENOIR, NC (August 17, 2020) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Monday, August 17, 2020.
|Laboratory-Confirmed Cases||Cases Reported Today||Recovered Patients||Active Patients|
|Deaths||Hospitalized||Active Outbreaks||Active Clusters|
|Total Tested||Total Negative||% Patients Tested Positive|
|CASES BY ZIP CODE|
|CASES BY AGE|
|CASES BY RACE|
Caldwell County learned of its 18th COVID-19-related death today. The patient, who was between the ages of 65 and 74, had been hospitalized and was reported to have underlying health conditions.
Forty COVID-19 cases were reported to the Health Department since Friday afternoon — 25 in the 28645 Zip code, nine in 28630, four in 28638, one in 28667, and one in 28601. Seven patients are between 18 and 24; one patient is between 18 and 24; 19 are between 25 and 49; 10 are between 50 and 64; two patients are between 65 and 74; and one is over the age of 75.
People who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should stay home except to seek medical care. Symptoms, ranging from mild to severe, may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Hospitalized – The number of hospitalized patients is not cumulative. It is the number of patients from Caldwell County currently hospitalized, regardless of what county they are hospitalized in.
“Also, if you follow the state numbers, you will notice we are reporting fewer cases than the state shows for our county. We report cases once the health care provider who conducted the test shares pertinent patient information and confirms test results. Until we receive that information, we do not add cases to our log.
Remember, we only report cases for patients who live in Caldwell County. Cases are counted by patient, not the number of times the patient tests positive.” Caldwell County Health Department