COVID Update – 9/14/21

Here are the COVID-19 numbers for the Tri-County area during the past 7 days, released by the Toe River Health District. Yancey County had 139 new positive cases detected; Mitchell County reported 97 and Avery County with 87.

The number of COVID deaths in the Tri County area since mid July is 24. 11 of those deaths are from Avery County, 8 in Yancey and 5 from Mitchell County.

If you would like to be tested for COVID, drive up testing sites are available and no appointment is required at any of the testing sites and there is no charge for the test.

For information about vaccinations call 675-6266. The Toe River Health District is continuing to remind the public of the 3W’s:   (Numbers Chart)

Wear a mask

Wait at least 6 Feet

Wash your hands