For the second straight day, Catawba County Public Health has reported three COVID-19-related deaths. The additional fatalities reported today (November 18) increase the overall total to 81. In addition, 67 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today, raising the total to 5,991 since the start of the pandemic. Hospitalizations due to the virus increased to 52, seven more than Tuesday’s (November 17) report.
Out of the the total tests completed in Catawba County, 14% have been positive. Of those who have tested positive, the death rate is 1.3%. At least 4,979 coronavirus patients have recovered.