11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday (August 23) in Catawba County increasing the total to 2,507, with 39 deaths. The 39th coronavirus-associated fatality was reported Saturday by Catawba County Public Health. There were 15 people hospitalized with COVID-19 Sunday, the same as Saturday (August 22).
Burke County Public Health was notified late Thursday (August 20) about the 32nd COVID-19 related death in the county. The individual in their 70s was hospitalized. The Burke County COVID-19 dashboard earlier today (August 24) showed 1,943 total cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, an increase of five since Saturday evening.
The Caldwell County Health Department did not issue a COVID-19 update Sunday, the Saturday update showed a total of 1,355 cases with 18 deaths and 19 hospitalizations. No new cases of COVID-19 were reported over the weekend by the Alexander County Health Department, keeping the total at 348, with two deaths.[Photo Courtesy of ABC News Australia]