MOORESVILLE, NC — Iredell County's number of known coronavirus cases rose to 1,290 confirmed cases Friday, an increase of 39 cases in the county since Thursday afternoon, according to Iredell County Health Department data.
One new coronavirus-related death was also reported in the county, health officials said.
North Carolina is one of 18 states in the "red zone" and in need of more stringent mandates in order to slow the spread of the virus, according to an internal White House Coronavirus Task Force document obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. The report identified Iredell County as a top 12 county in the "yellow zone" in the state, a designation for counties where both new cases were between 10-100 per 100,000 population, and a diagnostic test positivity result between 5 -10 percent in the past week.
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As of Friday afternoon, 33 people in Iredell County were listed as "currently hospitalized" with coronavirus-related illness and a total of 13 county residents had died from the virus, according to Iredell County Health Department.
According to county health officials, 427 county residents who had tested positive were isolating in their homes Friday.
About 10 percent of all tests in Iredell County were positive, according to DHHS.
State public health officials said Friday that the spread of novel coronavirus had grown to 95,477 confirmed cases — 2,051 more cases than reported Thursday. The state's COVID-19 death toll also increased to 1,606, an increase of 18 lives lost to the virus in North Carolina since Thursday.
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. Friday, July 17:
North Region (zip codes 27020, 27028, 27055, 28625, 28634, 28636, 28660, 28689 and 28678)
297 cases (up from 251 cases reported July 10)
Central Region (zip codes 27013, 28166, 28677)
505 cases (up from 418 cases reported July 10)
South Region (zip codes 28036, 28115, 28117, 28125)
488 cases (up from 361 cases reported July 10)
The county's COVID-19 case tally as of July 17 included an estimated 817 cases that were assumed recovered, ICHD said.