Our Covid-19 Numbers at Year-End

As of Wednesday, December 30th, here are our Covid-19 numbers for Haywood County.

The number of positive cases since the pandemic began is 2013.  Currently there are 351 people in isolation with 26 uncooperative positive cases who may be ignoring the advice to isolate from others.  (per the Waynesville Mountaineer Newspaper)

We have had 61 deaths in the county so far, many of those were residents of nursing homes.

Vaccines have arrived in the county with the first doses going to healthcare workers and first responders,

In the entire state we have had 526,000 cases of Covid-19, with 6,630 deaths.  The numbers have increased dramatically since Thanksgiving.  We are still under modified stay at home orders from the governor.  The orders limit certain businesses and activities for all North Carolinians during overnight hours.

In order to help restaurants who are struggling the governor has authorized the delivery or carry-out of mixed beverages as an alternative to on-site consumption.

We should all be wearing masks when in public, maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing, and washing our hands often to prevent the spread of this virus.

Wishing you all a safe and hopefully better new year!