Catawba County Public Health reported eight COVID-19-related deaths Thursday (January 7), increasing the total to 184. 157 new coronavirus cases were confirmed Thursday for a total of 12,560. There were 111 people hospitalized in Catawba County.
Burke County Public Health reported two virus-associated deaths Thursday, increasing the total to 88. Both individuals were in their 70s and were hospitalized. 156 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Burke County Thursday, raising the tally to 7,070. 34 people were hospitalized.
Caldwell County health officials confirmed the county’s 80th COVID-19-related death. The patient was between the ages of 50 and 64, had been hospitalized, and was reported to have underlying health conditions. 124 new cases were confirmed Thursday, lifting the total to 6,664. There were 60 people hospitalized. Three new cases of the virus were added in Alexander County, increasing the total to 2,846, with 31 deaths.