23 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday (May 7) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 18,839, with 302 deaths. Hospitalizations increased to 20 Thursday, from 18 in the previous report.
Eight new cases of the covonavirus were reported in Alexander County Thursday, lifting the overall total to 4,373. A COVID-19-associated death was reported Thursday in Caldwell County, increasing the overall total to 148. 17 new cases of the virus were reported in Caldwell, raising the tally to 9,341. Six Caldwell County residents were hospitalized. No additional information on the coronavirus was released by Burke County health officials.