24 news cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Friday (May 7) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 18,863, with 302 deaths. There were 20 people hospitalized with the coronavirus. 13 new cases of the virus were reported in Caldwell County, raising the total to 9,354 with 148 deaths. There were six people hospitalized.
Burke County health officials reported the county’s 160th coronavirus-related death Friday. The individual was in their 80s and not hospitalized. 27 new cases were reported in Burke County, raising the total to 10,129. Five people were hospitalized. Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday in Alexander County according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 4,375 cases have been reported overall.