U.S. cases: 22,771,320 cases and 379,365 deaths

Worldwide cases: 91,364,526 — COVID-19 has killed 1,956,462 people.

N.C. cases: 635,975 (7,638 deaths)

Caldwell County: 7,091 (83 deaths)

Burke County: 7,481 (89 deaths)

Catawba County: 13,346 (201 deaths)

Source: N.C. reported by N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S., global numbers from Johns Hopkins University. County numbers reported by Caldwell, Burke and Catawba counties.

Correction: In late December, Caldwell County officials incorrectly reported that there was a cluster of six cases at Brookdale Assisted Living in Lenoir. Those cases were actually at their facility in Hickory, a Brookdale leader said. 

Reporter Kara Fohner can be reached at 828-610-8721.