19 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Saturday (August 8) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 2,130, with 30 deaths. There were 21 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, down from 23 on Friday (August 7).
12 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday in Burke County, increasing the total to 1750, with 28 deaths. Hospitalizations increased to 14, up from ten the previous day. At least 1,338 patients had recovered. No new coronavirus cases were confirmed Saturday in Alexander County, leaving the total at 289, with two deaths.
No update was issued Saturday by the Caldwell County Health Department, Caldwell County health officials learned of the county’s 16th COVID-19-related death Friday. The patient, who was between the ages of 50 and 64, had been hospitalized. The death is related to the outbreak at the Caldwell Correctional Center in Hudson. 15 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Caldwell Friday, increasing the count to 1,208, with 20 hospitalizations.