CCHD COVID-19 Update #232 (December 22, 2020)
LENOIR, NC (December 22, 2020) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
Today, Caldwell County experienced a second day of record-setting COVID-related hospitalizations. Sixty residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, 42 at UNC Caldwell and the remaining at hospitals around the state.
Forty-one cases — 28 in the 28645 Zip code, five in 28630, seven in 28638, and one in 28601 — were reported. Two patients are under the age of 17; two are between 18 and 24; eight are between 25 and 49; five patients are between 50 and 64; nine patients are between 65 and 74; and 15 patients are over the age of 75.
The state updated its COVID-19 County Alert System today. The updated reported shows 65 counties, including Caldwell, are red, the most critical level in the three-tiered system. The alert system uses a combination of metric, including case rate, percent positive, and hospital impact, to determine each county’s tier.
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