CCHD COVID-19 Update #253 (January 16, 2021)

LENOIR, NC (January 16, 2021) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Saturday, January 16, 2021.

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Today, 87 cases — 57 in the 28645 Zip code, 16 in 28630, 10 in 28638, one in 28667, one in 28611, and two in 28601 — were reported. Twelve patients are under the age of 17; 12 are between 18 and 24; 39 are between 25 and 49; 16 patients are between 50 and 64; six patients are between 65 and 74; and two are over the age of 75.

The health department has a waiting list of people 65 and older who wish to be vaccinated. Anyone can sign up for the waiting list anytime online at or people 65 and older can sign up by calling 828-426-8486 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note, the office will be closed on Monday, January 18, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Anyone who has already registered online or called to sign up for the waiting list does not need to call again. The health department staff is working through the list, but it may take two to three weeks for people in this age group to receive a call back for an appointment.

To learn more about the virus in general, visit here or call the Emergency Operations Center at 828-426-8605. For statistical information, visit here.

Daily Infections Projection
Updated January 15, 2021
By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Caldwell County
Received First Dose: 2558
Completed Vaccine Series: 402
As of January 14, 2021
(This data includes doses administered by the Caldwell County Health Department
and Caldwell UNC Health Care.)

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The Caldwell County Health Department has started vaccinating people age 75 and older for COVID-19. While vaccinations are given by appointment only, they will add names to the waiting list. To sign up for the waiting list, visit People that are 75 and older can call (828) 426-8486 or (828) 426-8605. Please note, these phone lines are extremely busy. The Health Department staff will call to schedule the appointments. Vaccinations are being given inside at the Health Department.

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Dr. John Campbell
Provides daily COVID-19 updates