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5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Catawba, Burke counties; 7 in Caldwell County

5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Catawba, Burke counties; 7 in Caldwell County

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Catawba County reported five new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to an update from Catawba County Public Health.

The new cases bring the county total to 65 laboratory-confirmed cases. Not all cases of the coronavirus are included because not everyone with the virus is tested, according to public health.

At least 38 people with the virus have recovered, according to public health. Four people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Catawba County, up from three people on Sunday.

Burke County reported five new confirmed cases since Saturday, according to a press release from the county. Burke County has 113 confirmed cases and nine COVID-19 related deaths.

Of those, at least 73 cases and seven deaths stem from two nursing homes as of Friday -- Grace Heights Health and Rehabilitation and Autumn Care of Drexel -- according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services website. It is not reported how many of those people have recovered.

At Grace Heights, 24 cases are in staff members, 43 cases are in residents and six residents have died from COVID-19, as of Friday. At Autumn Care of Drexel, two cases are in staff members, four are from residents and one resident has died from the virus.

Caldwell County reported seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, putting the county total at 45 cases. At least 21 people in Caldwell County have recovered from the virus.

Alexander County did not report any new cases, leaving the county total at four confirmed cases.

Statewide, there were at least 11,848 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to NCDHHS.

At least 430 of those people known to have coronavirus have died and 498 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.

At least 146,439 tests have been completed for coronavirus in North Carolina, according to NCDHHS. In Catawba County, 988 tests have come back negative, up by 22 from Sunday. In Caldwell County 1,495 tests have been done and 1,340 have come back negative.

On Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper said he is hopeful North Carolina will begin reopening this weekend, after the stay-at-home order lifts on May 8. He expects to detail what "phase one" of the reopening will be like on Tuesday or Wednesday, he said.

Catawba County reported five new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to an update from Catawba County Public Health.

The new cases bring the county total to 65 laboratory-confirmed cases. Not all cases of the coronavirus are included because not everyone with the virus is tested, according to public health.

At least 38 people with the virus have recovered, according to public health. Four people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Catawba County, up from three people on Sunday.

Statewide, there are at least 11,848 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services website.

At least 430 of those people known to have coronavirus have died and 498 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.

At least 146,439 tests have been completed for coronavirus in North Carolina, according to NCDHHS. In Catawba County, 988 tests have come back negative, up by 22 from Sunday.

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