There were about 200 new COVID-19 cases reported in Catawba County in the last two weeks as the cases continue to decline.
Cases dropped almost as fast as they rose from a peak caused by the omicron variant. PCR and rapid test cases from March 4 to Thursday amounted to 194, a fraction of the new cases reported on single days in January, according to data from the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
The latest cases put the county’s total at 47,397 cases. This figure includes both PCR and antigen rapid tests. The number is several thousand higher than previously reported by Catawba County Public Health, which only reported PCR-confirmed cases.
Catawba County Public Health stopped reporting COVID-19 numbers in early March.
COVID-19 deaths have also declined, with five reported in the past two weeks, bringing the county’s total to 560, according to the state.
Across the country, new cases, hospitalizations and deaths have also dropped. There have been about 2.6 million COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, 23,030 people have died and 769 have been hospitalized since Thursday.