Catawba County Public Health reports a COVID-19 death today (August 12), increasing the total to 31 since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. 20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,205. 17 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus, one fewer than Tuesday (August 11).
15,995 of the 18,170 COVID-19 tests completed in Catawba County have been negative, a positive rate of approximately 12%. The death rate among those who test positive is 1.4%, and at least 1,772 have recovered.