A man has died in Burke County from complications of COVID-19 and the number of positive cases in the county has grown to 29.
The Burke County Health Department was notified Tuesday of the second death associated with the virus. The man had been hospitalized and later died on Sunday, according to health officials. The patient was in his late 70s and had underlying medical conditions.
The death was not associated with any long-term care facility, according to public health officials.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 3,221 positive cases and 46 deaths throughout 90 counties of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The department reported there are 354 people with the virus currently hospitalized.
Alexander County is still reporting 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19.