2019 novel coronavirus

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. A novel coronavirus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, in 2019.

Following are updates on COVID-19 cases and test numbers in the U.S., North Carolina and in High Country counties. The following reports may differ from other sources due to the varied reporting times of multiple health agencies and other sources.


N.C. and U.S. Cases

 

Cases

 Deaths

 Hospitalized

 Recovered

 N.C.

112,713

1,785

 1,170

78,707

U.S.

4,232,979    

146,927

N/A

1,297,863


Sources of North Carolina data include the Raleigh News & Observer (July 26) and NCDHHS (July 26). The numbers reported by the newspaper and NCDHHS, including the NCDHHS interactive graphic below this article, may differ as the newspaper updates numbers throughout the day while NCDHHS updates numbers once daily. The number of hospitalized patients represents those currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals and is not a cumulative total of people hospitalized. The estimate of people who have recovered is provided by NCDHHS once per week, on Mondays, and is based on the estimated median recovery time for non-hospitalized cases and for hospitalized cases. U.S. data is from Johns Hopkins University & Medicine (July 26).


High Country Cases

 Resident Cases Active CasesRecovered Deaths 
 Watauga222 97
 N/A 0
 Ashe92 29
 N/A 1
 Avery73 11 62 0
 Caldwell920 482
 427 11
 Wilkes672 N/A 593 7
 Johnson63 24 39 0
 Carter 301 228 70 3

Sources of case information in Watauga and surrounding counties include AppHealthCare (July 26), Toe River Health District (July 26), Caldwell County Health Department (July 26), Wilkes Health (July 23) and Tennessee Department of Health (July 26). Not all counties report the same categories of data.


AppHealthCare District (Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany)*

 Residents HospitalizedNon-Resident Cases 
 14 52
*Cumulative numbers updated July 26 (not all are active)

As of July 26, AppHealthCare is also currently monitoring 130 people in Watauga County, 37 people in Ashe and nine people who reside outside of the three-county area due to those people being exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case. These individuals are currently in quarantine and monitoring their symptoms.


Appalachian State

  Total CasesActive Cases 
 Students 45 25
 Employees 5 2
 Subcontractors 41 1
*Numbers updated July 26

Appalachian State is reporting all cases among students, employees and subcontractors, regardless of where the cases are located, if they can be confirmed with public health officials. The “employees” category includes both faculty and staff. The “subcontractors” category indicates individuals working on campus construction projects who are employed by private construction companies, rather than the university.


Testing Numbers

State/County

Tests Completed

N.C.

1,613,385

Watauga

5,011

Ashe 

2,049

Avery

1,864

Caldwell

12,655

Wilkes

 N/A

Johnson

3,056

Carter

6,186


The above testing numbers could be incomplete due to differences in reporting from health departments and other agencies. Sources include AppHealthCare (as of July 18), NCDHHS (July 26), Toe River Health District (July 26), Caldwell County Health Department (July 26) and Tennessee Department of Health (July 26). AppHealthCare is reporting test numbers once per week. Wilkes Health is not reporting the number of tests completed.

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