Seven COVID-19-associated deaths were reported today (December 19) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 136 since the start of the pandemic. 121 new cases were reported today in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 10,031. There are 96 people hospitalized in Catawba County with the coronavirus, the highest total since the start of the pandemic.
96 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday (December 18) by the Caldwell County Health Department, increasing the overall total to 4,904, with 57 deaths. There were 48 Caldwell County residents hospitalized with the coronavirus. 114 new cases were added Friday in Burke County, increasing the overall total to 5,386, with 75 deaths. There were 17 people hospitalized. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports 2,226 positive COVID-19 cases, with 26 deaths in Alexander County today.