April 6 Update

Mitchell County Health Department Update:

*4/6/2020 Most Recent District Numbers Below*

No matter what the specific case count is in our district, community transmission is present in our state and region. When you choose to follow precautions like staying at home, maintain distance from others if you must go out, wash your hands often, disinfect spaces, and stay home when you are sick, you are choosing to protect yourself and everyone around you. Thank you for choosing to protect yourself, your loved ones, your neighbors, and even those you may not know.

Avery- 52 People Tested
43 Negative Results
9 Pending Results
0 Positive Results

Mitchell- 56 People Tested
42 Negative Results
12 Pending Results
1 Positive Result
1 Person Recovered

Yancey- 49 People Tested
27 Negative Results
22 Pending Results
0 Positive Results

Our medical professionals are saying that the next couple of weeks in our country will be unlike any we have seen in our lifetimes. We will need to remain calm, composed and focused on what we can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

• Stay at home, especially when you’re sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Wash your hands often
• Cover your cough and/or sneeze
• Clean and disinfect touch surfaces often

We have done a great job so far, but COVID-19 is extremely aggressive and is in our surrounding communities. Should we start seeing more positive cases in our District we will need to remain calm and do as our previous generations have done when faced with times of uncertainty. We will stand together, take care of our family and neighbors. We will not let fear and uncertainty divide us. Remember, united we stand, stand,
divided we fall.

We try to answer questions on this site, but it may take a while to do so, and we may accidentally miss some due to the increasing volume of workload. To ensure that your questions get a timely response, please contact your local health department.

Avery Co. Health Department (828)-733-6031
Mitchell Co. Health Department (828)-688-2371
Yancey Co. Health Department (828)-682-6118

Dogwood Health Trust: Data and scenario planning site for addressing COVID-19 in WNC. Click Here

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