Two COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Monday (December 14) in Catawba County, increasing the total to 121 since the start of the pandemic. 159 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Monday, raising the total to 9,278. There were 90 people hospitalized. 74 additional COVID-19 cases were reported Monday in Burke County, increasing the total to 5,085, with 75 deaths. There were 22 people hospitalized.
32 new cases of the virus were confirmed Monday in Caldwell County, increasing the total to 4,386, with 53 deaths. A pandemic-high of 38 Caldwell County residents were hospitalized with COVID-19 Monday. The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services reports a total of 2,067 cases of the virus in Alexander County with 21 deaths. There have been 23 new cases reported since Monday morning.