IREDELL COUNTY, NC — The tally of new known coronavirus cases in Iredell County rose by more than 200 cases last week, according to the Iredell County Health Department. The news comes as 10 new COVID-19 cases were reported at nine Iredell-Statesville Schools.

ICHD reported 3,591 positive COVID-19 cases Friday, Oct. 16, an increase of 204 cases in the span of seven days. The largest jump in cases — about 43 percent — occurred in the Mooresville/ southern Iredell County region. While cases rose throughout the county, the number of COVID-19 deaths stayed flat at 43 deaths, ICHD said.

As of Oct. 16, at least 14 county residents were hospitalized for COVID-19 illness, ICHD said.

During the week of Oct. 12, nine schools reported 10 positive COVID-19 cases. The new cases increase the school district’s tally of COVID-19 cases reported at ISS schools to 59 since late August. Here is the listing of schools reporting positive COVID-19 cases in the past week:

Oct. 12

  • East Iredell Middle School — positive case, close contacts have been notified

  • West Iredell Middle School — positive case, close contacts have been notified

  • Statesville High School — positive case, close contacts have been notified

  • North Iredell Middle School — positive case, close contacts have been notified

  • Third Creek Middle School — positive case, close contacts have been notified

  • NB Mills Elementary — positive case, close contacts have been notified

Oct. 15

  • Third Creek Middle School — positive case, close contacts have been notified

  • South Iredell High School — positive case, close contacts have been notified

  • Coddle Creek Elementary — positive case, close contacts have been notified

Oct. 16

The school district reports weekly the number of COVID-19 cases present in its schools, however, does not indicate if the cases are of students, teachers or staff.

At least 227 employees of the school district — or about 9 percent — have been quarantined for COVID-19 since Aug. 10, the school district said. As of Oct. 16, at least 50 positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed among school district faculty or staff.

North Carolina reported 246,028 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state Sunday, Oct. 18, which included 2,303 additional cases over the day prior, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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Iredell County health officials group 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, Oct. 16:

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

Central Region (zip codes 27013, 28166, 28677)

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

Globally, more than 40 million people have been infected by COVID-19, and more than 1.1 million people have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Monday. In the United States, more than 8.1 million people have been infected and nearly 220,000 people have died from COVID-19.

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This article originally appeared on the Mooresville Patch



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