Coronavirus: Buncombe COVID-19 cases leap by more than 100 in a week – Person Times

7July 2020

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Buy Picture Couple of individuals strolled in downtown Asheville March 25, 2020, the day Buncombe County provided a declaration ordering locals to remain

home in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The” Stay at home, remain safe” step enters into effect at 8 p.m. March 26 and lasts through 6 a.m. April 9.< meta itemprop="copyrightHolder"material=“Angela Wilhelm/awilhelm@citizentimes.com”/ >( Photo: Angela Wilhelm/awilhelm@citizentimes.com)ASHEVILLE-Buncombe County health officials have logged 111 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past week.

Since 4:30 p.m. July 6, there had actually been 683 cases in county citizens. Simply one week prior, on June 29,

there were 572 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Buncombe homeowners. The Resident Times is providing this story totally free to readers since of the requirement for details about the coronavirus. We motivate you to more support local journalism by subscribing. More than 52 %of the county’s

cases have been in locals between the ages of 18 and 49, with infections in that age growing locally in addition to nationally and statewide. In a release provided this week, Buncombe health authorities worried that, while COVID-19 often is less severe in younger people, some do get very sick and even pass away. Likewise, these people may be more likely to show no symptoms yet still spread out the infection to others. Here are four more takeaways from the county’s release: Health officials: increase not just due to testing

Addressing a question from the Resident Times, Buncombe health authorities state the rise in local lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases is not just due to greater rates of testing.” The method to tell whether a rise in cases is because of increased spread in the population, rather than a result of performing more tests, is by seeing the number of tests are determining infections,” officials stated in the release.” Taking a look at the percent of tests that are positive informs us whether lab-confirmed cases are increasing in contrast to the variety of tests

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