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
Sources of North Carolina data include the Raleigh News & Observer (June 17) and NCDHHS (June 17). 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 17).
High Country Cases
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Sources of case information in Watauga and surrounding counties include AppHealthCare (June 17), Caldwell County Health Department (June 17), Wilkes Health (June 16), Toe River Health District (June 17) and Tennessee Department of Health (June 17). 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 17, the health department is also currently monitoring 22 people in Watauga County, four 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.
The above testing numbers could be incomplete due to differences in reporting from health departments and other agencies. Sources include AppHealthCare (June 17), NCDHHS (June 17), Toe River Health District (June 17), Caldwell County Health Department (June 17) and Tennessee Department of Health (June 17). 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.