Twelve COVID-19 cases were reported today — five in the 28645 Zip code, four in 28630, one in 28638, one in 28601, and one in 28611. One patient is under 24 years old; seven are between 25 and 64; and four are over the age of 65. Hospitalizations have increased to 12; however, only half of those patients are hospitalized within the county.
One hundred seventy-one patients are now consider recovered from COVID-19.
Currently, COVID-19 tests are conducted on both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. When people without COVID-like symptoms test positive, they are instructed to remain in isolation for 10 days from the time they receive their test results. Symptomatic patients are instructed to stay in isolation until they meet all of the following criteria:
- 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 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
For local, accurate information about Coronavirus, visit www.caldwellcountync.org/coronavirus-covid-19 or call the Caldwell County Health Department Health Information Line at 828-426-8456 or the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 828-426-8605. Resources are available in Spanish at www.caldwellcountync.org/coronavirus-covid-19/enfermedades-coronavirus-2019-respuesta-covid-19.