Catawba County Public Health reports 27 new COVID-19 infections today (August 19), increasing the total to 2,394, with 36 deaths. There were 19 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, one fewer than Tuesday (August 18). As of today, there had been 19,906 tests completed with 17,583 negative results. The infection rate among those tested is just under 12% and the death rate among those who test positive is 1.5%. At least 1,903 patients had recovered.
17 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today in Burke County, increasing the total to 1,892, with 30 deaths. There were 11 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Burke County and at least 1,562 patients had recovered. The infection rate among those tested is 10.2% and the death rate among those who have tested positive is 1.6%.[Images Courtesy Of fresnobee.com, catawbacountync.gov]