Catawba County Public Health reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday (August 9), increasing the county’s total to 2,148, with 30 deaths. There were 21 people hospitalized with the coronavirus Sunday, the same total as Saturday (August 8). No new coronavirus cases were confirmed Sunday in Alexander County, leaving the total at 289, with two deaths.
The Burke County COVID-19 dashboard showed 1,763 total infections as of this morning (August 10), 13 more than the update issued by the county Saturday. There have been 28 coronavirus-associated fatalities in Burke County, and 15 people were hospitalized.
No update was issued Saturday or Sunday by the Caldwell County Health Department, Caldwell County health officials learned of the county’s 16th COVID-19-related death Friday (August 7). The patient, who was between the ages of 50 and 64, had been hospitalized. The death is related to the outbreak at the Caldwell Correctional Center in Hudson. 15 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Caldwell Friday, increasing the count to 1,208, with 20 hospitalizations.