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State Reports 213 COVID-19-Related Deaths; Transylvania County Remains At 7 Confirmed Cases


Last updated 4/21/2020 at 11:37am

As of Tuesday morning, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was reporting 213 (**) COVID-19-related deaths in the state.

On Monday, DHHS incorrectly reported that Transylvania County had eight confirmed COVID-19 cases. The county’s case count remains at seven.

“There was an incorrect case assignment in the data system in Raleigh yesterday,” said Transylvania Public Health Director Elaine Russell. “A closed case from Henderson County was incorrectly assigned to Transylvania County.”

On Tuesday the state was also reporting 83,331 (***) completed tests in the state and 6,951 (*) confirmed COVID-19 cases.

There were also 427 patients currently hospitalized.

*This number reflects cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs.

All data are preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.

**This number reflects deaths reported to public health in persons with laboratory-confirmed COV-ID-19.

Deaths will be included in this count after confirmation by local public health departments.

***This number reflects testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial laboratories.

According to the state, Henderson has 129 cases and 13 deaths, and Buncombe has 46 cases and three deaths.


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