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Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update

Four COVID-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday (February 10) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the total to 263. 61 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday, raising the total to 16,234. There were 98 Catawba County residents hospitalized with the virus.

Burke County Public Health reported three COVID-19-associated deaths Tuesday, raising the total to 127. Two of the individuals were in their 70s and one was in their 80s and all three were hospitalized. 34 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday, lifting the overall total to 9,005. Hospitalizations have fallen to eight.

24 new cases were confirmed Tuesday in Caldwell County, increasing the total to 8,157, with 119 deaths. There were 31 Caldwell County residents hospitalized with COVID-19. According to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, 9,931 COVID-19 first doses had been administered in Caldwell County as of Tuesday, along with 3,944 second doses. The Health Department has encountered a shortage of second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The issue arose after second doses were given to people who received their first dose at another location, an action that follows guidance provided by the state.

Appointments for first doses continue this week and are being scheduled with people 65 and older who have signed up for the Health Department’s waiting list. Due to the length of the waiting list and limited supply of vaccine, it may take four to six weeks for people in this age group to receive a call for an appointment. Anyone can sign up for the vaccine waiting list online at vaccine.caldwellcountync.org, or by calling 828-426-8486 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information about being vaccinated by Caldwell UNC Health Care, visit YourShot.org or call 828-757-6487.

The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services reported 3,685 cases of COVID-19 in Alexander County this morning (February 10), an increase of 35 since Tuesday morning. There have been 73 virus-related deaths according to Alexander County health officials.