63 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday (December 2) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 7,278, with 100 deaths. Hospitalizations rose by one to a pandemic-high of 62. 52 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Wednesday in Burke County, increasing the overall total to 4,362, with 67 deaths. There were 12 people hospitalized with the virus.
44 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Caldwell County, raising the total to 3,691, with 50 deaths. There were 26 Caldwell County residents hospitalized with the coronavirus. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 1,679 COVID cases in Alexander County, 16 more than Wednesday morning. the Alexander County Health Department reports that there have been 19 coronavirus-related deaths and as of Tuesday, 25 people were hospitalized.