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Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In All Hickory Metro Counties, Seven In Caldwell

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In All Hickory Metro Counties, Seven In Caldwell

A coronavirus-associated death was reported Tuesday (December 29) by Catawba County Public Health. There have been 151 virus-related fatalities since the start of the pandemic. 116 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday in Catawba County, bringing the total to 11,159. A pandemic-high of 106 people were hospitalized in Catawba County.

Seven COVID-19-associated deaths were reported Tuesday in Caldwell County, increasing the total to 76. All seven patients were hospitalized, and six were reported to have underlying health conditions. Three patients were between the ages of 65 and 74, and the others were over the age of 75. 122 new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Caldwell County Tuesday, increasing the total to 5,612. There were 61 people hospitalized.

Burke County Public Health reported the 78th and 79th COVID-19-related deaths in county Tuesday. One individual in their 70s died at home and one in their 80s was hospitalized. 24 new cases of the virus were reported Tuesday in Burke County, increasing the total to 5,909. There were 22 people hospitalized.

A COVID-19-related death was reported Tuesday in Alexander County, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, raising the total to 30 overall. 38 new cases of the virus were reported Tuesday, increasing the total to 2,564 as of this morning (December 30).