34 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (May 5) by Catawba County Public Health, raising the overall total to 18,816, with 302 deaths. 18 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus. 30% of Catawba County’s residents have now been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Caldwell County Wednesday, increasing the tally to 9,324, with 147 deaths. Five people were hospitalized.
Two new cases of the virus were reported in Alexander County, lifting the total to 4,365. There have been 10,102 cases overall in Burke County, with 158 deaths, and six people were hospitalized as of earlier today (May 6).