CCHD COVID-19 Update #277 (February 16, 2021)

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

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Thirty-seven cases — 13 in the 28645 Zip code, 16 in 28630, six in 28638, one in 28655, and one in 28601 — were reported. Five patients are under the age of 17; five are between 18 and 24; 12 are between 25 and 49; six patients are between 50 and 64; five are between 65 and 74; and four over the age 75.

Caldwell County Health Department continues to work through its vaccine waiting list. To date, the Health Department has administered 4,425 vaccines.

“Our staff has done a tremendous job getting people 65 and older vaccinated,” said Caldwell County Public Health Director Anna Martin. “They have gotten through much of our waiting list for people in this age group.”

CCHD COVID Dashboard 02-16-2021

Sign up for the Health Department’s vaccine waiting list at To learn more about being vaccinated by Caldwell UNC Health Care, visit or call 828-757-6487. 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 12, 2021
By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Caldwell County
First Doses Administered: 10,392
Second Doses Administered: 6,158
Percentage First Doses: 12.65%
Percentage Second Doses: 7.49%
As of February 16, 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