Today (May 10), the Caldwell County Health Department confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Caldwell County Schools. The cluster involves students in a classroom at Collettsville School. A cluster is a minimum of five cases with illness onset or initial positive results within a 14-day period and a plausible epidemiological link. Any student and/or staff member identified as a close contact has been notified and subsequently, all recommended quarantine procedures will be followed.
Ten new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Catawba County since Friday (May 7), lifting the total to 18,873. In addition, two new coronavirus-associated deaths were reported increasing the total to 304. 18 people were hospitalized with the virus.