24 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (August 11) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,185, with 30 deaths. There are 18 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, four fewer than Monday (August 10).
All inmates, staff, contractors, and vendors associated with the Catawba County Detention Facility were tested for the COVID-19 virus between August 1-3.
Results of that testing are as follows: Ten inmates out of a total of 235 tested positive. All staff and contractor tests were negative. All positive cases are contained to one housing unit and isolation cells.
The other twelve housing units remain unaffected. Quarantines on the positive cases expire this Thursday (August 13). Testing is occurring today to ensure the quarantine can be lifted on the affected housing unit.
15 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Burke County today, increasing the overall total to 1,789, with 28 deaths. There were 13 people hospitalized today with the coronavirus in Burke County.