30 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Catawba County today (September 16), increasing the overall total to 2,895, with 51 deaths. There are 15 people hospitalized, two more than were reported in the Tuesday (September 15) update. The percentage of those who are tested for COVID-19 in Catawba County who are positive is 11.3%. The death rate among those who test positive is 1.7% and at least 2,643 patients have recovered from the coronavirus.
24 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Burke County today. Burke County Public Health reports a total of 2,217 positive cases, with 41 deaths. There were four people in the hospital with the coronavirus in Burke County, two fewer than the Tuesday update. 9.7% of the people tested for COVID-19 in Burke County have been positive, the death rate among those who test positive is 1.9% and at least 1,921 patients have recovered.[Photos courtesy of actionnewsnow.com and catawbacountync.gov]