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 By Staff Reports    COVID-19 

53rd County Virus Death Reported

On Wednesday, Transylvania Public Health reported 30 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week and one additional death, for a total of 4,048 cases and 53 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of Wednesda... — Updated 12/1/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

Another County Virus Death Reported

Transylvania Public Health Wednesday reported 26 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week and one additional death, for a total of 4,018 cases and 52 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of Wednesday,... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

2 More County Virus Deaths Reported

Transylvania Public Health reported Wednesday 25 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week and two additional deaths, for a total of 3,992 cases and 51 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of Wednesday,... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

32 More County Virus Cases Reported

Transylvania Public Health Wednesday reported 32 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week, for a total of 3,967 cases and 49 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of Wednesday, 41 county residents were... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

BMC Hosting Virus Boosters Over 3 Fridays

The Brevard Music Center, in association with the Pisgah Health Foundation, will host Blue Ridge Health as they administer free COVID-19 boosters and vaccinations for over 500 area residents on Nov. 5, 12 and 19. The Friday... — Updated 11/5/2021 Full story

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

County Reports 24 More Virus Cases

Transylvania Public Health reported Wednesday 24 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week, for a total of 3,935 cases and 49 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of Wednesday, 24 county residents were... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

Officials: Latest COVID-19 Surge Tapering Off; Get Vaccinated

On Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 key metrics and trends. “We are grateful to see this latest... — Updated 11/1/2021

 
 By Staf Reports    COVID-19

30 More Virus Cases Reported

On Wednesday, Transylvania Public Health reported 30 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week, for a total of 3,911 cases and 49 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of Wednesday 30 county residents... — Updated 10/27/2021

 
 By Jordon Morgan    COVID-19

Schools Maintain Masking Policy

In its regular meeting Monday night, the Transylvania County Board of Education voted 4-1 to keep the current mandatory masking policy in place. Board member Kimsey Jackson voted against the motion. Before the vote, Assistant... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Another County Virus Death Reported

Transylvania Public Health reported Wednesday 24 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week and one additional COVID-19 death, for a total of 3,881 cases and 49 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Academy Maintains Masking Policy

In its regular meeting recently, the Brevard Academy Board of Directors voted 4-2 to maintain its current universal masking policy. Board members Lee Burgess and Mark Franklin voted against the policy. While public comment time... — Updated 10/20/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

3 More County Virus Deaths Reported

As of Wednesday Transylvania Public Health was reporting 74 additional cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths in the past week, for a total of 3,857 cases and 48 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Jordon Morgan    COVID-19

School Board Hears Mask Concerns

More public comments against the school system’s current masking policy were made during Monday’s Transylvania County Board of Education meeting. Board Chair Tawny McCoy said at the beginning of the meeting that no decision... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

2 More County Virus Deaths Reported

On Wednesday, Transylvania Public Health reported 87 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths in the past week, for a total of 3,783 cases and 45 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

Pardee Makes Changes To Eligibility For Infusion

In response to diminishing supply and ongoing demand for the highly effective monoclonal antibody treatment, Pardee UNC Health Care announced Wednesday that it is adjusting patient eligibility criteria. In order to manage supply... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

4 More County Virus Deaths Reported

As of Wednesday, Transylvania Public Health reported 137 additional cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths in the past week, for a total of 3,696 cases and 43 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of... — Updated 9/29/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

39th County Virus Death Reported

Transylvania Public Health Wednesday reported 130 additional cases of COVID-19 and one additional death in the past week, for a total of 3,559 cases and 39 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of Wednesday,... — Updated 9/22/2021

 

Ask Us

Editor’s Note: Tara Rybka, who provides information about health issues for Transylvania Public Health, responded to the following two Ask Us questions. For both responses, however, she cautioned that new data is emerging on a... — Updated 9/20/2021

 

Brevard College Vaccination Rate Over 86%

Brevard College instituted a comprehensive set of COVID-19 protocols to keep the campus community safe at the outset of the fall semester, according to a news release. Brevard College became the third institution of higher... — Updated 9/20/2021

 

State May Take Legal Actions Against School System Over Virus Measures

In response to actions taken by the Union County Board of Education, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) issued a letter last Thursday to the board’s chair outlining required COVID-19 control... — Updated 9/20/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

38th County Virus Death Reported

On Wednesday Transylvania Public Health reported 134 additional cases of COVID-19 and one additional death in the past week, for a total of 3,429 cases and 38 deaths among county... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

State Responds To Union County Board of Education

In response to actions taken by the Union County Board of Education, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a letter to the Board’s Chair outlining required COVID-19 control measures all schools in the... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

Sharp Increases Found In Virus Clusters Among School Sports

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) reported last week seeing a sharp increase in COVID-19 clusters among school sports teams. For the period between July 1 and Sept. 2, clusters among school sports teams... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

State Gives Update On COVID-19 Metrics, Trends

Last Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 key metrics and trends. “We know that keeping kids learning in the... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

County Virus Cases At 3,295

On Wednesday, Transylvania Public Health reported 176 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week, for a total of 3,295 cases and 37 deaths among county residents since the pandemic started. As of Wednesday, 220 county residents... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

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