CCHD COVID-19 Update #260 (January 26, 2021)

LENOIR, NC (January 26, 2021) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

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Caldwell County learned of two COVID-19-related deaths today. Both patients were over the age of 75, had been hospitalized, and were reported to have underlying health conditions.

Eleven cases — four in the 28645 Zip code, four in 28630, two in 28638, and one in 28611 — were reported. One patient is under the age of 17; one is between 18 and 24; six are between 25 and 49; two patients are between 50 and 64; and one is between 65 and 74.

Following the state vaccination plan, the Health Department is vaccinating people 65 and older. In this age group, there are approximately 6,700 people on the county’s vaccine waiting list. As the Health Department receives vaccine, appointments are being scheduled.

Sign up for the waiting list 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. Interpreters can be reached at 828-426-8400, and a Spanish version of the online form can be accessed here.

For more information about being vaccinated by Caldwell UNC Health Care, visit or call 828-757-6487.

CCHD COVID Dashboard 01-26-2021

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 22, 2021
By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Caldwell County
Caldwell County Doses Administered: 7,986

First Doses Administered: 7,266
Second Doses Administered: 720
As of January 26, 2021
(This data includes doses administered by the Caldwell County Health Department
and Caldwell UNC Health Care.)


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Vaccination rollout plan
(DEEPER DIVE: Phase 1a. Health care workers
fighting COVID-19 & Long-Term Care)

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