COVID-19 case numbers for Macon County

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MACON COUNTY, N.C. – As part of the effort to keep the county informed, Macon County Health Department (JCHD) issues daily detailed updates about the status of COVID-19, including recovery numbers.

The following information is from the September 23rd update.

MCHD has reported confirmed 606 cases and 7 death due to COVID-19. Currently, 575 have recovered from the virus and 24 patients are still active.

7,641 tests were reported to MCHD and 5,566 were conducted by MCHD staff. 66 are still pending results.

Statewide the NCDHHS has confirmed 196,501 cases in 99 N.C. counties. 912 are currently hospitalized, and 3,345 have died.

MCHD also emphasizes that anyone who becomes ill with a respiratory type illness to isolate until the following criteria are met:

At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), AND

At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

If you believe that you may have COVID-19, please call the Health Department at 828-349-2517. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm, until further notice.

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