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66 new COVID-19 cases in Catawba County, highest single-day increase

66 new COVID-19 cases in Catawba County, highest single-day increase

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Editor's note: This story was updated at 5:19 p.m. on July 14.

Catawba County saw new highs for single-day increases of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Tuesday, according to Catawba County Public Health.

The county reported 66 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from the previous single-day increase high of 56 cases. The new cases put the county’s total at 1,320 cases, 567 of which have recovered.

The county reported 31 people hospitalized with the virus on Tuesday, up from the previous high reported the day before of 28 people hospitalized.

Catawba County has seen 14 COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

Burke County saw 16 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the county total to 1,248 cases. Of those, at least 966 have recovered, six are hospitalized and 21 have died.

Caldwell County reported two new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday and 40 new COVID-19 cases. The latest deaths, which put the county at eight COVID-19 deaths, were both in patients over the age of 65 and both had underlying health conditions, according to a press release from the county.

The county has 683 confirmed cases, 19 people hospitalized with the virus and at least 340 people have recovered.

Alexander County has 175 confirmed cases and one death. At least 109 of the 175 cases are recovered.

North Carolina saw a statewide increase of 1,956 new cases, bringing the state total to 89,484 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

The state also saw a new record for the number of people hospitalized with the virus with 1,109 people. At least 1,552 COVID-19 associated deaths have been reported.

NCDHHS estimated 67,124 people have recovered.

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