North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Wednesday (January 27) extended the state’s stay-at-home order through the end of next month. The order requires people to be at home from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. A news release from the Governor’s office says face covering requirements and restrictions on individuals gathering in both indoor and outdoor settings are still in place. Executive Order No. 189 will be in effect through at least Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Full details and links to related documents are available with the story posted Wednesday afternoon at whky.com.
210 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Catawba County Wednesday, bringing the overall case count to 15,192. Three coronavirus-related deaths were reported Wednesday, increasing the total to 234. There were 103 people hospitalized.
72 new cases of the virus were reported in Burke County Wednesday, raising the total to 8,419, with 113 deaths. There were 21 people hospitalized. 50 new cases of the virus were confirmed Wednesday in Caldwell County, lifting the total to 7,865, with 109 deaths. There were 35 people hospitalized. One COVID-19-related death was reported and 35 new cases were added to Alexander County’s totals, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. There have been 58 deaths and 3,433 cases overall.