IREDELL COUNTY, NC — Iredell County's number of known coronavirus cases jumped by 859 during the month of October, according to county health officials.
As of Friday, Oct. 30, at least 4,041 cases had been confirmed in the county, representing a countywide increase of 450 cases in the span of two weeks. The county's coronavirus death toll was 45, and 28 county residents remained hospitalized for COVID-19 illness.
During the week of Oct. 19, the county reported a weekly average of 16.4 hospitalizations, up from an average of 9.6 reported the week of Oct. 5.
As of Friday, North Carolina reported 271,830 confirmed coronavirus cases, which included 2,809 cases confirmed since Thursday, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Statewide, at least 1,196 were reported hospitalized.
Iredell County health officials group cases into three regions of the county: North, Central and South. Here's a breakdown of how many cases were confirmed in each region as of 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30:
North Region (zip codes 27020, 27028, 27055, 28625, 28634, 28636, 28660, 28689 and 28678)
804 cases (up from 748 cases reported Oct. 23)
Central Region (zip codes 27013, 28166, 28677)
1,649 cases (up from 1,537 cases reported Oct. 23)
South Region (zip codes 28036, 28115, 28117, 28125)
1,588 cases (up from 1,497 cases reported Oct. 23)
Globally, more than 45.4 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and more than 1.18 million people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Friday. In the United States, more than 9 million people have been infected and more than 229,000 people have died from COVID-19.