Two Deaths in Caldwell County Friday

Updated 7-31-2020

 Today, Caldwell County learned of two COVID-19-related deaths. One patient was over the age of 75 and the other was between the ages of 65 and 74. Both patients were hospitalized and were reported to have underlying health conditions. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Caldwell County now stands at 14.

 Twenty-five COVID-19 cases were reported today in Caldwell County — 19 in the 28645 Zip code, four in the 28630, one in the 28638, and one in the 28601. Four patients are under 17; four are between 18 and 24; seven are between 25 and 49; eight are between 50 and 64; one patient is between 65 and 74; and one patient is over the age of 75.

Caldwell UNC Health Care’s Granite Falls Respiratory Diagnostic Clinic (RDC) will be closed on Saturday, August 1. The Lenoir RDC, located in front of Quest4Life, will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The state has resources available for anyone experiencing depression, anxiety or stress. Visit for more information, including getting the SCOOP on managing stress:

  •  S – Stay connected to family and friends
  •  C – Compassion for yourself and others
  •  O – Observe your use of substances
  •  O – Ok to ask for help
  •  P – Physical activity to improve your mood

For information about Coronavirus, visit or call the Caldwell County Health Department Health Information Line at 828-426-8456 or the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 828-426-8605. For statistical information, visit