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Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Burke, Caldwell Counties, Free Testing Coming Up In Burke

Wednesday Morning COVID-19 Update: Deaths Reported In Burke, Caldwell Counties, Free Testing Coming Up In Burke

30 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday (July 28) by Catawba County Public Health, that increases the overall total in the county to 1,797. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths remained at 24, and the amount of Catawba County residents who were hospitalized remained the same as Monday (July 27), with a total of 19.

Burke County Public Health was notified late Monday of the 26th COVID-19-associated death in Burke County. The individual in their 70s was hospitalized and died from underlying medical conditions. 11 additional coronavirus cases were confirmed Tuesday in Burke County, increasing the overall total to 1535. There were eight people hospitalized and at least 1,164 Burke County COVID-19 patients had recovered. The death rate is 1.7% in Burke County.

The Burke County Health Department will be hosting a drive through COVID 19 testing clinic at the Jonas Ridge Fire Department this upcoming Sunday (August 2) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Testing is free but bring your insurance card if you have it. It is recommended that you call 828-764-9168 to pre-register, however, drop-ins will also be tested. Health officials are asking that you pre-register so that they can know the approximate amount of staff and supplies needed. You don’t have to be a Burke County resident to be tested.

The Caldwell County Health Department confirmed the 12th COVID-19 related death Tuesday. The patient, who was between the ages of 50 and 64, had been hospitalized and was reported to have underlying health conditions. 18 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Tuesday in Caldwell, increasing the overall total to 1,007. 19 people were hospitalized and at least 456 patients had recovered from COVID-19 in Caldwell County.

No new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed Tuesday in Alexander County, leaving the total at 254, with two deaths.