Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Watauga County, Bringing Total Identified Cases to 9

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Boone, NC – A Watauga County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of identified cases among Watauga County residents to 9. This case is linked to an ongoing investigation with a known outbreak in a food processing facility in another county. Public health staff have identified close contacts, and they are in quarantine.

“As we enter into Phase One of the Governor’s plan for easing restrictions, we want to reiterate the importance of everyone protecting themselves from this virus. If you leave your home, follow the three W’s: wear a cloth face covering, wait 6 feet apart from others and wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. These are important actions we can all take to protect ourselves and each other. If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider or AppHealthCare to discuss your symptoms to determine whether testing would be appropriate,” stated Jennifer Greene, Health Director, AppHealthCare.

A cumulative, positive case count for Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties can be found on AppHealthCare’s website. This count reflects confirmed cases in residents of Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties.

 

Good Afternoon –

 

Below are testing numbers for Wednesday, May 6, 2020. A positive case count is on our website for residents of Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties (www.apphealthcare.com/covid-19-information) and will typically be updated in the afternoons each day.

 

Alleghany County

The number of COVID-19 tests collected today by AppHealthCare for Alleghany County is 1. To date, AppHealthCare has collected 90 tests for Alleghany County.

The number of COVID-19 tests collected from outside agencies and reported to AppHealthCare to date is 22 for Alleghany County.

 

Ashe County

The number of COVID-19 tests collected today by AppHealthCare for Ashe County is 1. To date, AppHealthCare has collected 7 tests for Ashe County.

The number of COVID-19 tests collected from outside agencies and reported to AppHealthCare to date is 81 for Ashe County.

 

Watauga County

The number of COVID-19 tests collected today by AppHealthCare for Watauga County is 1. To date, AppHealthCare has collected 87 tests for Watauga County. The number of COVID-19 tests collected from outside agencies and reported to AppHealthCare to date is 262 for Watauga County.

 

Thank you!

 

​Melissa Bracey

Director of Communications & Compliance