Three COVID-19-related deaths were reported today (December 8) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 106 since the start of the pandemic. 248 new cases of the coronavirus were reported today, increasing the overall total to 8,340. 248 is the highest single-day total of new cases reported. 80 people are hospitalized with the virus, also a single-day high for Catawba County.
Burke County Public Health today reported 4,775 total COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 191 since the last update. There have been 71 coronavirus-related deaths in Burke County and 19 people were hospitalized. North Carolina is reporting 4,670 new cases today, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.