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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop & New Cases In Single Digits In Three Hickory Metro Counties Tuesday: Wednesday Morning Update

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop & New Cases In Single Digits In Three Hickory Metro Counties Tuesday: Wednesday Morning Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased again Tuesday (March 23) in Catawba County, falling to 15, from 18 in Monday’s (March 22) update. There were 26 new cases of the coronavirus reported Tuesday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 17,632, with 293 deaths.

Two coronavirus-related deaths were reported Tuesday in Caldwell County. One patient was between the ages of 65 and 74, and other was between was between the ages of 25 and 49. Both patients were hospitalized and reported to have underlying health conditions. Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday in Caldwell County, increasing the total to 8,897. Hospitalizations fell again, to 12, from 15 Monday.

The Caldwell County Health Department has experienced delays in the rollout of the online coronavirus vaccine appointment scheduler, which was expected to be available on Monday. Anna Martin, the County’s Public Health Director says that the county is working closely with the state to get the scheduler up and running as soon as possible. When it becomes live, a link will be posted on the health department and county Facebook pages as well as on the COVID-19 website. People can call 828-426-8486 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

Four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alexander County Tuesday, raising the total to 4,043 with 84 deaths. There were ten people hospitalized. According to the Burke County COVID-19 dashboard, two additional cases were reported Tuesday, increasing the total to 9,657, with 146 deaths. Hospitalizations fell to two in Burke County.