COVID-19 Update (August 30, 2021)

LENOIR, NC (August 30, 2021) — Here is the COVID-19 Update for Monday, August 30, 2021. The Caldwell County Health Department provides updates on Monday and Wednesday. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Resources provides updates Monday thru Friday.

From The Caldwell County Health Department
Monday, August 30, 2021 (Data from August 26th through August 30th)

New Cases: 271
New cases this month: 1455
Hospitalized: 29
Deaths: 162
New Cases Among Children
0-5: 8
6-11: 6
12-18: 17

FREE TESTING is available at the Caldwell County Health Department. Call 828-426-8400 to schedule a same-day appointment. For information about other testing providers, visit the NC DHHS Test Site Finder.

To schedule a FREE COVID VACCINE appointment, call 828-426-8400, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
** SAME DAY appointments may be available**

Appointments for COVID VACCINE BOOSTER SHOTS will be available beginning September 20. Booster shots can be given 8 months after the second dose. To schedule your booster shot, call 828-426-8400.

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2. Unvaccinated people are at risk.

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4. There is still more to learn about Delta.

5. Vaccination is the best protection against Delta.

“The predominant COVID-19 strain has put the focus back on prevention.”

“The highest spread of cases and severe outcomes is happening in places with low vaccination rates.”