A COVID-19-related death was reported today (August 26) by Catawba County Public Health. There have been 43 coronavirus-associated fatalities since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 23 new cases were confirmed today in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 2,550. 16 people are hospitalized, one fewer than Tuesday (August 25).
A total of 21,598 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Catawba County with 19,114 negative test results. 11.5% of the tests conducted have come back positive. The death rate among those who test positive is 1.6%. At least 2,260 coronavirus patients have recovered in Catawba County.
12 new COVID-19 infections have been reported today in Burke County, increasing the overall total to 1,977, with 33 deaths. There are 11 people hospitalized with the coronavirus and at least 1,686 patients have recovered. The positive rate among those tested is 10.1% and the death rate among those who have contracted COVID-19 is 1.7%.[Catawba County COVID-19 dashboard photo courtesy of catawbacountync.gov]