May 18th Update

Mitchell County Health Department:

Community Spread is here, make sure you take control to protect yourself and others.

So don’t forget to;
• Stay home (unless you have to work)
• Especially stay home when sick
• Social distancing (at least 6 feet)
• Avoid being around sick people
• Shop when stores are not as busy
• Wear a mask when in public places
• Cover your cough or sneeze, or cough/sneeze into your bent elbow
• Wash hands for at least 20 seconds
• If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol
• Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces

Avery- 438 People Tested
405 Negative Results
33 Pending Results
0 Positive Results

Mitchell- 203 People Tested
182 Negative Results
15 Pending Results
6 Total Positive Cases
(Of those 6 total positives, we have 1 active case and 5 that have recovered)

Yancey- 497 People Tested
202 Negative Results
287 Pending Results
8 Total Positive Cases
(Of those 8 total positives, we have 7 active cases, 1 recovered)

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

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