COVID-19 hospitalizations remained in the single digits according to Friday’s (April 16) update from Catawba County Public Health. The total remained at seven, the same as Thursday’s (April 15) update. 31 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Friday, increasing the total to 18,188, with 297 deaths. There have been zero coronavirus-associated deaths reported in Catawba County since April 7.
Burke County Public Health reported the county’s 151st COVID-19-related death Friday (April 16). The individual was in their 80s and was not hospitalized. 25 new cases of the virus were reported Friday, increasing the total to 9,898. There were nine people hospitalized. 26 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Friday in Caldwell County, increasing the total to 9,122, with 145 deaths. There were two people hospitalized. Five new cases of the virus were reported in Alexander County, raising the total to 4,265, with 85 deaths.