Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last update which was issued Friday (April 30) by Catawba County Public Health. It was the second straight day that new cases were in the single digits. The total number of infections increased to 18,732, with 300 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations remained at 14.
Alexander County reported 24 new cases of the virus Friday, raising the total there to 4,351. Three new COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Friday in Burke County, increasing the total to 158. One person was in their 50s and the other two were in their 70s and all three were hospitalized. 39 new cases of the virus were reported in Burke County, increasing the total to 10,035. Six People were hospitalized. 16 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Friday in Caldwell County, lifting the total to 9,283, with 147 deaths. Six people were hospitalized.