A COVID-19 death was reported today (August 22) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 39. Catawba County Public Health also reported 36 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the total to 2,496. 15 people were hospitalized, six fewer than Friday (August 21).
An additional COVID-19 fatality was also reported in Burke County, increasing the count to 32. There were 19 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Burke County, upping that total to 1,938. Ten people were hospitalized in Burke County. No new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday by the Alexander County Health Department, keeping the total at 348, with two deaths.
The Caldwell County Health Department reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Friday, upping the total to 1,355, with 18 deaths. There are 19 people hospitalized.