CCHD COVID-19 Update #168 (October 7, 2020)
LENOIR, NC (October 7, 2020) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
|Laboratory-Confirmed Cases||Cases Reported||Recovered Patients||Active Patients|
|Deaths||Hospitalized||Active Outbreaks||Active Clusters|
|Total Tested||Total Negative||% Patients Tested Positive|
|CASES BY AGE|
|CASES BY RACE|
|White||African American||Hispanic||Asian||American Indian||Multi-Racial|
Today, Caldwell County Health Department confirmed a cluster of cases at Merchant Distributors (MDI), bringing the total number of active clusters in the county to five. MDI has worked closely with the Health Department since the beginning of the pandemic to monitor and review the company’s practices and prevent the spread COVID in their facility.
Other active clusters include Poarch Chapel Missionary Methodist Church, Caldwell County Courthouse, Marx Industry, and West Lenoir Baptist Church. A cluster is defined as a minimum of five cases with illness onsets or initial positive results within a 14-day period and a plausible epidemiolocal link.
Thirty-nine COVID-19 cases were reported today — 18 in the 28645 Zip code, nine in 28630, nine in the 28638, one in the 28601, and two in 28601. Four patients are under the age of 17; five patients are between the ages of 18 and 24; 15 patients are between 25 and 49; nine are between 50 and 64; and six patients are between 65 and 74.