Catawba County surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic after 30 new infections were reported Tuesday (October 20). The total increased to 4,007, with 61 deaths. Coronavirus hospitalizations increased to 32, from 30 on Monday (October 19). 21 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday in Burke County, raising the overall total to 2,838, with 51 deaths. There were 11 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Burke County.
45 additional COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday by the Alexander County Health Department, raising the total to 700, with nine deaths. 133 people were in quarantine with the coronavirus and four people were hospitalized. Of the 700 total cases, 554 people have recovered. 11 new cases were confirmed Tuesday in Caldwell County, lifting the total to 2,202, with 30 deaths. There were 13 people hospitalized.