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Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased again Thursday (February 11) in Catawba County. The total fell by seven to 44. 66 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Thursday by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 16,394. There were no new virus-related deaths reported, leaving the tally at 263.

Eight COVID-19-related deaths were reported Thursday in Caldwell County, raising the total to 127. One patient was between the ages of 50 and 64; three were between 65 and 74; and four were over the age of 75. Six were reported to have underlying health conditions, and three were hospitalized. 31 new cases of the coronavirus were reported, increasing the total to 8,225. There were 28 people hospitalized.

Through a partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, the Caldwell County Health Department now has the Pfizer vaccine and was planning to give second doses today (February 12) to all of those impacted by the shortfall earlier this week.

Two COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Thursday by Burke County Public Health, increasing the total to 129. Both individuals were in their 60s and were hospitalized. 36 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Burke County Thursday, lifting the total to 9,081. There were nine people hospitalized.

The Alexander County Health Department reports that, as of Thursday, there were ten people hospitalized with COVID-19, and there have been 76 deaths associated with the virus. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Alexander County has a cumulative total of 3,717 confirmed COVID-19 cases, an increase of 13 since Thursday morning.