18 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today (September 9) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 2,753, with 48 deaths. Hospitalizations dropped into the single digits, there were eight coronavirus patients in the hospital in Catawba County today.
2,546 Catawba County coronavirus patients have recovered. Approximately 11.5% of the people tested in Catawba County have been positive for COVID-19. The death rate among those who have tested positive is 1.7%.[Catawba County COVID-19 dashboard photo courtesy of catawbacountync.gov]