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Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Caldwell, Burke County Corrects State Dashboard Mistake

Friday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Caldwell, Burke County Corrects State Dashboard Mistake

The 52nd COVID-19-related death was reported Thursday (September 17) in Catawba County. Catawba County Public Health also reported that there were 18 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed Thursday, raising the total to 2,913 since the start of the pandemic. There were 12 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Catawba County, three fewer than Wednesday (September 16).

The Caldwell County Health Department learned of the county’s 27th COVID-19-related death Thursday. The patient, who was between the ages of 50 and 64, was hospitalized and reported to have underlying conditions. Eight new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Thursday in Caldwell, upping the overall count to 1,595. There were 18 people hospitalized and at least 962 patients had recovered.

Ten new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday in Burke County, increasing the total to 2,227, with 41 deaths. There were four people hospitalized and at least 1,929 patients had recovered.

According to Burke County health officials, the state’s long-term care data dashboard incorrectly reported that a facility in Burke County had two staff deaths from COVID-19. Burke County Public Health says there have not been any staff deaths for COVID-19 at the facility. The data is filtered in from the NC Electronic Disease Surveillance System and there was a glitch in the worksheet that pulled the number into that column incorrectly. This has been fixed and will be updated by next week when the State updates their dashboard.

No new coronavirus cases were reported Thursday in Alexander County, leaving the total at 452, with four deaths.

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