Sixth Transylvania County Resident Confirmed To Have COVID-19
Last updated 4/7/2020 at 4:11pm
Transylvania Public Health has been notified of another case of COVID-19 in a county resident. This is the sixth case in Transylvania County. The person is isolating at home.
At this time, Transylvania County has been notified of 96 tests for COVID-19: six positive, 75 negative, 13 pending and two cancelled by the lab.
Public health officials continue to recommend preventative measures to limit the spread in the community, including staying at home to the extent possible, limiting group sizes, maintaining 6 feet of distance between other people, washing hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, using hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces with a product that destroys human coronaviruses. Cloth face coverings can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Visit the CDC website for more guidance about face coverings.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), stay at home, isolate yourself from others as much as possible and self-treat symptoms. To speak with a local public health nurse about COVID-19, call 884-4007. If you experience trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, blue lips or confusion, call your healthcare provider or dial 911.