66 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today (October 28) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 4,409, with 64 deaths. There are 30 people hospitalized in Catawba County with the coronavirus, three fewer than Tuesday (October 27). Approximately 12.5% of the Catawba County residents tested have been positive for the coronavirus. The death rate among those who test positive is 1.5%. At least 3,784 patients have recovered in Catawba County.
Burke County Public Health reported the 58th COVID-19-related death today. The individual was in their 80s and was hospitalized. It’s the fourth coronavirus-associated death reported in Burke County in the last two days.