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State: Eighth COVID-19 Case Was Not A Transylvania Resident


Last updated 5/3/2020 at 12:28pm

Transylvania County remains at seven confirmed COVID-19 cases after it was revealed an eighth person, identified as a county resident on Saturday, was actually a Henderson County resident.

The lab that tested the person had an old address in Transylvania County for the individual, according to Tara Rybka, with Transylvania Public Health.

As of Sunday morning, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was reporting 422 (**) COVID-19-related deaths in the state.

According to Transylvania Public Health, the two out-of-county residents who work in the county who contracted COVID-19 last week were not attributed to Transylvania as the two are Buncombe County residents.

As of Sunday, the state was also reporting 143,835 (***) completed tests in the state and 11,664 (*) laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases.

There were also 475 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 had 201 cases and 21 deaths, and Buncombe had 73 cases and four deaths.


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