Last Updated on May 7, 2020 5:55 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 County Commissioners have issued a new State of Emergency Order and Phase 1, 2 & 3 plans the county adopted this week. View them and get more information at this link.
Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases for Ashe County, Bringing Total Identified Cases to 8, One individual is an employee of Appalachian State University. To learn more click here.
Watauga County Schools families who apply for free and reduced lunch online may be eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefits. Visit this article to learn more.
DMV Headquarters Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19. More information here.
Coronavirus Briefing: Dr. Cohen and Director Sprayberry
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.
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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
All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Data provided by NCDHHS
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