Yancey and Mitchell County COVID-19 Deaths

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE

Ledger, NC: Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified of two CoVID-19 associated deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in Mitchell County to twenty-five. The individuals were in their 90’s. To protect the family’s privacy no further information about the patient will be released.

Yancey County Health Department was notified of two CoVID-19 associated deaths. This brings the total number of deaths to fourteen. One individual was in their 80’s and one was in their 90’s. To protect the family’s privacy no further information about the patient will be released.

“We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of these individuals,” said Toe River Health District Health Director, Diane Creek. This virus continues to spread within our communities and has the potential to cause fatal results to anyone infected. This is one reason why it is important for everyone to comply with the face covering requirement and social distancing guideline to reduce the spread of this virus, especially during the holiday season.”

The cases of community spread continue to rise within our counties. Remember to practice the 3 W’s at all times: Wear, a face covering when out in public and you cannot physically distance yourself from others, Wait at least 6 feet away from others and Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water. It is also imperative for those who are sick or who are testing positive to Stay at Home.