Transylvania Public Health: Another Resident Dies From COVID-19

 

Last updated 1/16/2021 at 10:57am



Transylvania Public Health is reporting another county resident has died from COVID-19 and 27 more residents testing positives for the virus. As of Thursday, 12 county residents have died from COVID-19 and 1,301 have tested positive for the virus, according to Public Health. Currently, 212 county residents are in isolation for COVID-19 (within 10 days of symptom onset or 10 days of a positive test) and 187 cases have been reported within the past seven days.

As of today, one new COVID-19 case and one new death were reported in the ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities in Transylvania County. A total of four cases of COVID-19 (two residents and two employees) have been identified in the outbreak at Cedar Mountain House; 24 cases of COVID-19 (13 residents and 11 employees) have been identified in the outbreak at the College Walk assisted living facility; 57 cases (39 residents and 18 employees) and one death have been identified in the outbreak at Kingsbridge House; and 13 cases (two residents and 11 employees) and one death have been associated with the ongoing outbreak at The Oaks. A total of 185 cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths have been associated with outbreaks at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Transylvania County since the start of this pandemic. This includes four cases associated with a previous outbreak at The Oaks and 83 cases associated with an outbreak at Accordius Health at Brevard.


 
 

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