48 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (August 5) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 2,022, with 29 deaths. There were 16 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, same as Tuesday (August 4). A total of 16,895 tests have been completed with 14,889 negative results. 1,679 patients have recovered. Just under 12% of those tested for COVID-19 in Catawba County have been positive, and the death rate is 1.4%.