A COVID-19-associated death was reported Saturday (August 29) in Catawba County, the 45th coronavirus-related fatality in Catawba since the start of the pandemic. 15 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Friday (August 28) by Catawba County Public Health, upping the overall total to 2,614. There were 13 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, one fewer than Friday.
No new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Alexander County Saturday. The total remained at 365, with two deaths. No COVID-19 updates were released Saturday by Burke and Caldwell Counties. Burke’s total coronavirus case count as of Friday was 2,004, with 35 deaths. Caldwell County health officials last reported 1,416 cases, with 20 deaths.[Photo courtesy of ABC News Australia]