Catawba County has reported its first death related to the COVID-19 virus . The victim was in their early 70s and hospitalized. They died on March 30th due to complications from the virus, according to a press release from Catawba County Public Health.
The person had underlying medical conditions. They were not living in a senior living facility.
Four new confirmed cases were reported in Catawba County on Friday, bringing the county total to 20 cases.
The death is the second in the area this week. A woman said to be in her late 60’s died Tuesday evening in Wilkes County. She also was reported to have underlying medical conditions.