Autoplay Program Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide ASHEVILLE- North Carolina COVID-19 hospitalizations stayed high June 26 following the 2nd and very first highest days for hospitalizations given that the pandemic began with 892 cases.
Hospitalizations peaked in the state on June 23 with 915. They numbered 906 on June 24.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human being Services tallied 58,818 cases on June 26 — up 1,635 from the previous day.
NCDHHS counts an overall of 1,303 deaths associated with lab-tested COVID-19 cases statewide, an increase of 13 over the previous day.
As of about twelve noon June 26, Buncombe County reported 527 cases, consisting of 37 deaths.
In a briefing, interim health director Dr. Jennifer Mullendore stated 32 of those deaths were in long-term care centers. She stated there are now outbreaks of COVID-19 in seven long-lasting care centers in Buncombe.
- Avery: 8 cases, 0 deaths.
- Cherokee: 32 cases, 1 death.
- Clay: 9 cases, 0 deaths.
- Graham: 8 cases, 0 deaths.
- Haywood: 75 cases, 0 deaths.
- Henderson: 535 cases, 49 deaths.
- Jackson: 83 cases, 1 death.
- Macon: 262 cases, 1 death.
- Madison: 9 cases, 0 deaths.
- McDowell: 208 cases, 1 death.
- Mitchell: 26 cases, 0 deaths.
- Polk: 67 cases, 4 deaths.
- Swain: 50 cases, 0 deaths.
- Transylvania: 19 cases, 1 death.
- Watauga: 51 cases, 0 deaths.
- Yancey: 43 cases, 0 deaths.
The Person Times is offering this story for free to readers due to the fact that of the requirement for info about the coronavirus. We motivate you to more assistance regional journalism by subscribing. Buncombe adds complimentary testing sites Buncombe health personnel are set to begin 10 weeks of totally free COVID-19 screening at permanent websites in the county with time particularly set aside for personnel of local long-lasting care centers. Interim health director Dr. Jennifer Mullendore informed county commissioners June 24 during a special board conference that screening continues to increase in Buncombe and that, up until now, complimentary neighborhood testing — for which times and place have actually differed — has achieved success.
From June 30-Sept. 6, the county will start offering that neighborhood testing routinely in 3 locations.
Learn where and when you can get tested here.
Stage 2 continues, mask mandate enters into result
Gov. Roy Cooper revealed June 24 that he would extend the 2nd phase in the resuming process for 3 additional weeks, through July 17, and adds a requirement that deal with coverings be used in most public spaces — something Buncombe had currently mandated.
The brand-new order, along with the requirement for face coverings, goes into impact June 26 at 5 p.m.