Catawba County News
Catawba County COVID-19 Case Update
Published: April 02, 2020
As of this morning, no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Catawba County. The county’s current total case count remains at 16. There have been no deaths associated with COVID-19 reported in Catawba County.
About half of the confirmed cases in Catawba County had no travel history and no known exposure to COVID-19. Because the origin of these cases remains unknown and community spread is occurring in North Carolina, Public Health presumes community spread is the cause. Public Health continues to urge people to stay at home and limit close contact with others to the extent possible.
“With community spread, residents should assume they could be exposed to COVID-19 anywhere and take every precaution to protect themselves,” said Catawba County Health Director Jennifer McCracken. “It reinforces the need for our residents to stay home, limit contact with others, and follow all prevention measures.”
Catawba County's first confirmed case of COVID-19 was associated with a local senior living facility. The case has been resolved, and no other cases have been identified at the facility. Public Health remains in contact with the facility and is routinely contacting all congregate care facilities in the county to assess needs and provide guidance on preventive measures.
Catawba County case and testing numbers are updated by 1 p.m. daily on the Catawba County website at www.catawbacountync.gov.