COVID-19 hospitalizations in Catawba County decreased by nearly half of the overall total on Wednesday (February 10). According to Catawba County Public Health, hospitalizations fell to 51 Wednesday, from 98 on Tuesday (February 9). No coronavirus-related deaths were reported Wednesday, leaving the total at 263. 94 new cases of the virus increased the overall total to 16,328.
40 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday in Burke County, increasing the overall total to 9,045, with 127 deaths. There were eight people hospitalized. 37 new cases of the virus were reported in Caldwell County, lifting the total to 8,194, with 119 deaths. There were 29 people hospitalized.
Following Governor Roy Cooper’s directive, the Caldwell County Health Department will begin vaccinating anyone working in childcare or in PreK through 12 schools starting on February 24. The department will dedicate two weeks to vaccinating this group and then go back to working through their waiting list. Second dose vaccinations will go on as scheduled.
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, 19 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Alexander County, increasing the total to 3,704, with 73 deaths.