CCHD COVID-19 Update #272 (February 10, 2021)

LENOIR, NC (February 10, 2021) — Here is the Caldwell County Health Department COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

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Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced plans to move into Group 3 of the state’s vaccination.

Gov. Cooper Outlines Timeline On Group 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization

Following the governor’s directive, Caldwell County Health Department will begin vaccinating anyone working in childcare or in PreK – 12 schools starting on February 24. The department will dedicate two weeks to vaccinating this group and then go back to working through their waiting list. Second dose vaccinations will go on as scheduled.

“Demand for vaccine has exceeded the supply here in Caldwell County,” said Caldwell County Public Health Director Anna Martin. “We still have people 65 and older waiting to receive their vaccine, and over the next two weeks, we will concentrate on vaccinating this age group before we move into the state-required vaccination of teachers and day care workers.”

School personnel in Caldwell County will be scheduled through their schools. Childcare workers can sign up to receive vaccine at For information about being vaccinated by Caldwell UNC Health Care, visit or call 828-757-6487.

The state plans offer vaccinations to additional frontline essential workers beginning March 10. Anyone with questions or concerns about the state’s vaccination plan can call 888-675-4567.

Thirty-seven cases — 18 in the 28645 Zip code, six in 28630, 10 in 28638, two in 28667, and one in 28601 — were reported. Seven patients are under the age of 17; four are between 18 and 24; 15 are between 25 and 49; six patients are between 50 and 64; three are between 65 and 74; and two are over the age of 75.

CCHD COVID Dashboard 02-10-2021

For COVID-19 information, visit here or call the Emergency Operations Center between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 828-426-8605.

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: 14,338

First Doses Administered: 9,959
Second Doses Administered: 4,379
Percentage First Doses: 12.12%
Percentage Second Doses: 5.33%
As of February 10, 2021
(This data includes doses administered by the Caldwell County Health Department
and Caldwell UNC Health Care.)


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(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