CCHD COVID-19 Update #270 (February 8, 2021)

LENOIR, NC (February 8, 2021) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Monday, February 8, 2021.

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Forty-three cases — 21 in the 28645 Zip code, 16 in 28630, five in 28638, and one in 28601 — were reported. Twelve patients are under the age of 17; four are between 18 and 24; 13 are between 25 and 49; 10 patients are between 50 and 64; two are between 65 and 74; and two are over the age of 75.

More than 6,300 patients are now counted as recovered, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,629.

Appointments to receive the COVID vaccine are being scheduled with people 65 and older who have signed up for the Health Department’s waiting list. Due to the length of the waiting list and limited supply of vaccine, it may take four to six weeks for people in this age group to receive a call for an appointment. Please note, it is not necessary to sign up multiple times.

Anyone can sign up for the vaccine waiting list online at, or by calling 828-426-8486 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information about being vaccinated by Caldwell UNC Health Care, visit or call 828-757-6487.

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 February 4, 2021
By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Caldwell County
Caldwell County Doses Administered: 13,352

First Doses Administered: 9,873
Second Doses Administered: 3,479
Percentage First Doses: 12.01%
Percentage Second Doses: 4.23%
As of February 8, 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