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New COVID-19 Case Count Totals Remain Low, Deaths Reported In Two Hickory Metro Counties: Thursday Morning Update

New COVID-19 Case Count Totals Remain Low, Deaths Reported In Two Hickory Metro Counties: Thursday Morning Update

31 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (March 3) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 17,146, with 287 deaths. There were 20 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County.

As the state’s vaccine rollout plan opens up to frontline essential workers, Catawba County Public Health, Catawba Valley Health System and Frye Regional Medical Center are making significant changes to the joint vaccination appointment request process for local employers and individuals. Due to limited vaccine supply and anticipated high demand for vaccination appointments, these changes are being implemented to help make the scheduling process more efficient for eligible employers and individuals. Full details at https://catawbacountync.gov/news/major-changes-to-vaccination-appointment-request-process-starting-march-3/

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported Wednesday by Burke County Public Health, increasing the total to 142. One of the individuals was in their 80s and the other in their 70s and both were hospitalized. Eight new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Burke County Wednesday, raising the total to 9,468. Seven people were hospitalized.

One coronavirus-associated death was reported Wednesday in Caldwell County, increasing the total to 137. 19 new cases of the virus were reported, lifting the total to 8,735. There were 14 people hospitalized. 13 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alexander County, increasing the tally to 3,932, with 84 deaths. There were ten people hospitalized.