Catawba County Public Health reported an additional COVID-19-associated death Thursday (July 23), increasing the total in the county to 21. In addition, there were 41 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed Thursday in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 1,656. 24 people were in the hospital as a result of COVID-19, the same total as Wednesday (July 22).
28 new COVID-19 cases were added Thursday in Burke County, increasing the total to 1438, with 25 deaths. There were nine people hospitalized, and at least 1,055 patients had recovered. 10.3% of those tested for the coronavirus in Burke County have been positive, and the death rate is 1.8%.
The Burke County Health Department will be hosting a drive through COVID 19 testing clinic at the Jonas Ridge Fire Department on Sunday, August 2 from 1-4 p.m. Testing will be free but bring your insurance card if you have it. It is recommended that you call 828-764-9168 to pre-register, but you can drop in and get tested if you don’t pre-register. Officials are requesting that citizens pre-register so that they know how much staff and testing supplies to bring. You don’t have to be a Burke County resident to be tested.
15 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday in Alexander County, increasing the total to 236, with two deaths. 62 people were quarantined with the coronavirus, and one person was in the hospital as of Thursday. A total of 171 people had fully recovered.
41 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Thursday in Caldwell County, increasing the overall total to 889, with ten deaths. There were 16 residents of Caldwell County hospitalized with the coronavirus at locations around the state. At least 400 patients had recovered, there were five active outbreaks and one active cluster. There were 125 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday in the Hickory Metro overall, it’s the third straight day more than 100 new cases were reported in the region.