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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.

45,906

1,169

 829

 29,219

U.S.

2,136,043

116,917

N/A

583,503


Sources of North Carolina data include the Raleigh News & Observer (June 16) and NCDHHS (June 16). 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 (June 16).


High Country Cases

 Resident Cases Active CasesRecovered Deaths 
 Watauga*39 15 N/A 0
 Ashe*42 9 N/A 1
 Avery 8 6 2 0
 Caldwell 254 122 128 4
 Wilkes 548 N/A 492 6
 Johnson 25 3 22 0
 Carter 22 2 19 1

Sources of case information in Watauga and surrounding counties include AppHealthCare (June 16), Caldwell County Health Department (June 16), Wilkes Health (June 16), Toe River Health District (June 16) and Tennessee Department of Health (June 16). Not all counties report the same categories of data.

*According to AppHealthCare, five residents have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 thus far in Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga counties. AppHealthCare also reports that 37 people have tested positive in its three-county service area who are not residents of Watauga, Ashe or Alleghany counties. As of June 16, the health department is also currently monitoring 24 people in Watauga County, eight people in Ashe and no 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.


Testing Numbers

State/County

Tests Completed

N.C.

651,421

Watauga

1,095

Ashe 

476

Avery

935

Caldwell

5,446

Wilkes

 N/A

Johnson*

2,341

Carter*

2,289


The above testing numbers could be incomplete due to differences in reporting from health departments and other agencies. Sources include AppHealthCare (June 16), NCDHHS (June 16), Toe River Health District (June 16), Caldwell County Health Department (June 16) and Tennessee Department of Health (June 16). Wilkes Health is not reporting the number of tests completed.

*The Tennessee Department of Health totals include the sum of negative and positive tests for each county but might not reflect pending tests.

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