Tuesday, 30 June 2020 04:01

Two Hickory Metro Counties Report COVID-19 Deaths Monday, All Four Counties Report New Cases

The 14th COVID-19-related death was reported in Catawba County Monday (June 29). In addition, 32 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by Catawba County Public Health Monday, increasing the overall total to 808. There were 15 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, two more than Sunday (June 28). At least 338 patients have recovered from COVID-19, and there have been 3,310 negative COVID-19 tests.

The Alexander County Health Department reported the county’s first death related to COVID-19 on Monday. According to Leeanne Whisnant, Director of Consolidated Human Services, Alexander County EMS responded to a call at a residence on Monday morning during which time the patient died as a result of complications associated with COVID-19. The individual, whose age was not released, tested positive 14 days ago and had not been hospitalized for the illness. Other members of the household have also tested positive for COVID-19.

Alexander County health officials reported a total of 91 infections in the county, an increase of three since the last update. Alexander County has 37 people in quarantine with COVID-19, including one in the hospital. 54 people have fully recovered.

The Caldwell County Health Department reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, increasing the total number of infections to 410, with four deaths. Burke County Public Health reported a total of 1,016 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 19 since the last update. There have been 20 coronavirus-related deaths in Burke County.

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