Last Updated on April 8, 2020 7:30 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 Schools to distribute additional meals ahead of spring break. Read more at this link.
A third Ashe County resident, who is also an Appalachian State University student, has tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and is recovering at home. More information available by clicking here.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) has launched a new telehealth program to ensure patients have safe, convenient access to their providers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Learn more about the program at this link.
Country music star Luke Combs concert in Boone moved to 2021. Read more about the new date at this link.
North Carolina has received approval from FEMA to provide housing alternatives, such as hotels, motels, and dormitories, for North Carolinians with unstable housing who may need to quarantine in response to or are at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19. To learn more click here.
NC Attorney General: Watch out for Scammers Posing As Family Members to Steal your Money. Click here to read more.
Interactive Map Helps Residents Find Low-Cost, Free Internet Service Options. Learn more at this link.
Governor Roy Cooper and members of the COVID-19 Task Force media briefing for Wednesday April 8, 2020
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
Information provided by NCDHHS. All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated.
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