Last Updated on April 5, 2020 3:22 pm
As information and news continue to unfold regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), literally by the minute, here's the latest local information. Updates will be made as necessary. Each link will open in a new window or tab.
Watauga Board of Education meeting to be streamed, Public comments accepted until Monday evening. For more information click here.
Watauga County Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, will be conducted electronically. For more information click here.
Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits. For more information click here.
Monday's COVID-19 test numbers for Alleghany, Ashe & Watauga can be found at this link.
Data provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 10:40 a.m., May 13, 2020.
|Laboratory-Confirmed Cases||Deaths||Completed Tests||Currently Hospitalized||Number of Counties|
Knowing when to dial up or down social distancing and other protections depends on two factors: our Trends in key metrics, and our capacity to conduct Testing and Tracing. Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen announced a combination of key metrics that North Carolina is watching to inform decisions to ease restrictions. These key metrics are included below.
Laboratory-Confirmed Cases reflect cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs. All data are preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.
Deaths reflect deaths in persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 reported by local health departments to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
Completed tests reflect testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs.
Currently hospitalized reflect the number of patients with COVID-19 that are currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals.
Information provided by the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Data up-to-date as of 4:14 pm Thursday afternoon.
15,199 – Number of confirmed cases for North Carolina
1,340,643 – Confirmed cases in the United States
79,935 deaths nationwide