13 Hospitalized In Iredell As COVID-19 Count Reaches 443

Kimberly Johnson

MOORESVILLE, NC — At least 13 Iredell County residents were hospitalized with coronavirus illness Monday, according to county health department officials. Iredell County confirmed 443 cases of novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, representing an increase of 34 cases since Friday.

Almost half of the new cases reported were based in Central Iredell County, according to health officials.

The development comes as North Carolina reported 983 COVID-19 confirmations Monday, increasing the state's tally to more than 45,000 cases.

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Iredell County health officials are grouping cases into three regions of the county: North, Central and South. Here's a breakdown of where cases have been confirmed as of 4 p.m. June 15:

North Region (zip codes 27020, 27028, 27055, 28625, 28634, 28636, 28660, 28689 and 28678)

  • 108 cases (up from 101 cases reported June 12)

Central Region (zip codes 27013, 28166, 28677)

  • 175 cases (up from 160 cases reported June 12)

South Region (zip codes 28036, 28115, 28117, 28125)

  • 160 cases (up from 148 cases reported June 12)

About 9 percent of the county's confirmed cases were children under 17 years of age, ICHD data said Monday. Most of the cases — about 41 percent — were of residents who were 25 to 49 years old.

The county's COVID-19 case tally is cumulative and, as of June 15, included an estimated 232 cases that are assumed recovered, while at least 192 residents continued to self-isolate in their homes, according to the health department.

Six Iredell County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since collection of data related to the outbreak began in March.

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This article originally appeared on the Mooresville Patch