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Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Catawba, Cases Confirmed In All Hickory Metro Counties
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Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Death Reported In Catawba, Cases Confirmed In All Hickory Metro Counties

A COVID-19 death was reported yesterday (August 3) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 29. 33 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Monday in Catawba County, increasing the total to 1,972. Hospitalizations increased to 19, from 17 on Sunday.

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Trinity Village, where two residents and three staff members have tested positive for the virus. The facility is informing residents, their family members, and staff about the situation. This is the ninth congregate care facility outbreak identified in Catawba County.

Last Thursday (July 30) administrators with the Catawba County Detention Facility contacted the Catawba County Department of Public Health to report COVID-19 cases amongst both staff and inmates. This report follows information received from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety concerning inmates arriving at state prison facilities from the Catawba County Detention Facility who have tested positive. A total of six Catawba County inmates and nine staff members have tested positive.

45 COVID-19 cases have been reported since Friday (July 31) in Caldwell County, increasing the total to 1,141, with 14 deaths. 18 Caldwell County residents were hospitalized and at least 510 patients had recovered. Cases at the Caldwell Correctional Center in Hudson have increased to 16. Twelve inmates, three staff members, and one volunteer have now tested positive for COVID-19.

35 new cases of COVID-19 were added Monday in Burke County, increasing the total to 1,672, with 28 deaths. There were ten people hospitalized in Burke County, and 1,250 coronavirus patients had recovered. 11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the Alexander County Health Department, increasing the overall total to 272, with two deaths. 26 people were quarantined and three people were in the hospital. 241 people have recovered from the coronavirus in Alexander County.