COVID-19 Update #304 (March 30, 2021)

LENOIR, NC (March 30, 2021) — Here is the COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

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COVID cases in Caldwell County continue to remain relatively low, and the county’s overall positivity rate is lower than the state rate.

On March 2, 33 cases were reported, since then the highest number of cases reported in a single day was 21 with a daily average for March of 13.09. The last time the county experienced a lower average daily case count was September when the county reported an average of 10.80 cases per day.

The county’s positivity rate is 3.6% slightly below the state rate of 6.2%, according to NC DHHS.

Over 31,500 vaccines have been administered in the county, resulting in 22.2% of the population being partially vaccinated and 16.2% fully vaccinated.

Beginning on March 31, additional essential workers and people living in other congregate settings such as student dormitories will be eligible for vaccination. Essential workers include frontline workers who do not have to in person for work and those in a range of sectors such as construction, energy, financial services, public works and others as categorized by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. All North Carolinian adults will be eligible to be vaccinated beginning on April 7.

To schedule a vaccine appointment, call the Caldwell County Health Department at 828-426-8486 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to providing vaccines, the Health Department continues to offer free COVID testing. To schedule a same-day testing appointment, call 828-426-8520.

Beginning today (03-30-2021), Caldwell County will only send news releases once per week on Tuesdays.

CCHD COVID Dashboard 03-30-2021

Daily Infections Projection
Updated March 25, 2021
By the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Caldwell County Positivity Rate
(as of 03-30-2021)

Caldwell County
First Doses Administered: 18,253

Second Doses Administered: 13,313
Percentage First Doses: 22.2%
Percentage Second Doses: 16.2%
As of March 30, 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