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Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties

Tuesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Three Hickory Metro Counties

The 60th COVID-19-Associated death was reported Monday (October 12) by Catawba County Public Health. In addition, 40 new coronavirus infections were confirmed Monday in Catawba County, lifting the total to 3,631. There were 21 people hospitalized with COVID-19, the same total reported on Sunday (October 11).

Burke County Public Health reported the 50th COVID-19-related death in the county on Monday. The individual was in their 90s and was hospitalized. 25 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Monday in Burke County, increasing the total to 2,686. There were nine people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Burke County and at least 2,231 patients had recovered.

The 30th coronavirus-associated death was reported Monday in Caldwell County. The patient was over the age of 75, was hospitalized, and had underlying health conditions. 47 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Monday in Caldwell County, lifting the overall total to 2,003. There were nine county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Monday.

The City of Lenoir plans to hold some holiday events this year and cancel others due to the pandemic. The City is moving forward with the downtown holiday light show and the Luminary Display at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. The following events have been canceled:

The downtown Lenoir Pumpkin Patch Parade and downtown trick-or-treating, the Halloween Carnival at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the Light Up Lenoir Christmas Tree Gallery, the downtown Lenoir Starry Night Christmas Parade, the Holiday Film at Lenoir High School Auditorium, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center.

No new cases of the virus were reported Monday in Alexander County, leaving the total at 575, with eight deaths.

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