CCHD COVID-19 Update #113 (July 24, 2020)…

LENOIR, NC (July 24, 2020) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Friday, July 24, 2020.

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Recovered Patients Active Patients
905 426 468
Deaths Hospitalized Active Outbreaks Active Cluster
11 18 6 1
Total Tested Total Negative % Patients Tested Positive
12,655 10,582 7.13%
28606 28645 28630 28638 28601 28667 28611 28655
1 501 241 131 15 3 12 1
0-17 18-24 25-49 50-64 65-74 75+
118 95 337 200 95 60
White Black Hispanic Asian
67.30% 6.43% 26.09% 0.19%

Updated 07-24-020

Today, Caldwell County learned of its 11 COVID-19-related death and its sixth outbreak in a congregate living facility.

The patient, who passed away, was over the age of 75, and had been hospitalized. The patient was not associated with any of the county’s outbreaks.

Lenoir Health Care had one employee and one resident test positive for COVID-19, which meets the state’s standard for an outbreak.  “We have tested all of our residents and staff and are working closely with the Caldwell County Health Department to stop the spread of the virus in their facilities,” said Mirana Lambert, Executive Director of Lenoir Health Care.

Sixteen COVID-19 cases have been reported today in Caldwell County — 12 in the 28645 Zip code, two in the 28630, and two in 28638. Three patients are under the age of 17; four are between 18 and 24; three are between 25 and 49; four are between 50 and 64; and two are between 65 and 74.

For information about Coronavirus, visit here or call the Caldwell County Health Department Health Information Line at 828-426-8456 or the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 828-426-8605. For statistical information, visit here.

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