CCHD COVID-19 Update #133 (August 20, 2020)
LENOIR, NC (August 20, 2020) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Thursday, August 20, 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|
|White||African American||Hispanic||Asian||American Indian|
Twelve COVID-19 cases were reported to the Health Department today — nine in the 28645 Zip code, two in 28630, and one in 28638. Three patients are under the age of 17; one patient is between 18 and 24; three are between 25 and 49; four are between 50 and 64; and one patient is over the age of 75.
Testing is available at the Caldwell County Health Department, local health care providers, or the drive-through Caldwell UNC Health Care Respiratory Diagnostic Clinics. Call the Health Department at 828-426-8520 to schedule an appointment.
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