By Tim Gardner
As of Monday, April 20th, the Toe River, NC Health District, which encompasses Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties continues to have only five cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Of the three counties, only Mitchell has had confirmed cases of the potentially deadly virus.
The district’s most recent reporting numbers include:
66 People Tested
65 Negative Results
1 Pending Results
0 Positive Results
84 People Tested
79 Negative Results
0 Pending Results
2 People are Positive
3 People have Recovered
71 People Tested
71 Negative Results
0 Pending Results.
Avery and Yancey are two of only seven counties in the State of North Carolina that have had no confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Medical professionals remind everyone to:
- Stay at home as much as possible, 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
Anyone in the three-county area in the service umbrella of the Toe River Health District is encouraged to phone their local health department for questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those phone numbers are:
Avery Co. Health Department (828)-733-6031
Mitchell Co. Health Department (828)-688-2371
Yancey Co. Health Department (828)-682-6118.
North Carolina’s case count has doubled every 12 days, according to state medical data.
According to the National Center for Disease Control, North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers (as of 10:00 p.m., April 20th) are: