April 22 Update

Mitchell County Health Department:

Regardless of the number of positive cases, community spread is in our region. If you follow these precautions you are choosing to protect yourself from 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

All three of our health departments and our area hospitals have tests and test when the need arises.

Avery- 67 People Tested
66 Negative Results
1 Pending Results
0 Positive Results

*Mitchell- 102 People Tested
82 Negative Results
15 Pending Results
1 Current Positive
4 People have Recovered

*The jump in testing numbers is from a local doctor’s office that has just started testing.

Yancey- 78 People Tested
77 Negative Results
1 Pending Result

To ensure that your questions get a timely response, please call 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

The NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard link is below to keep up with current NC numbers.

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