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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Last Updated on February 12, 2022 7:03 pm

As events continue to unfold regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), literally by the minute, here's the latest local information as of early Wednesday evening.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Watauga County stands at 3, as the third positive case was announced by AppHealthCare on Tuesday. For more information visit this link.

Today's COVID-19 test numbers for Alleghany, Ashe & Watauga can be found at this link.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated deaths. More information at this link.

The latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina was 504, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services at 11:20 am. The completed test in the state was 10,489.

Information from the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reports the number of confirmed cases for North Carolina at 577 as of 5:51 pm. The United States total was 62,873 with 894 deaths – 192 of those in New York, also as of 5:51 pm.

Blue Ridge Energy donated hundreds of N95 masks to ARHS in an effort to help ARHS protect its caregivers. More information at this link.

Avery County government officials announced on Wednesday afternoon that effective at 5pm, those lodging facilities that do short-term rentals be suspended until April, 18, 2020. More information at this link.

Governor Cooper directed $50 million in school funding flexibility to help public schools and support the greatest needs to serve students during the COVID-19 crisis. More information here.

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