Negative tests — 639
Positive (Recovered) — 20
Positive (Sick or quarantined) — 19 (7 new today)
Awaiting Results — 61
Total tested — 739
One day high
Haywood recorded the most positive tests in a single day Thursday with seven new cases, six from the same family. Read more here.
Valuable days squandered?
A guest columnist fears state/federal reaction during the days the nation was lock-down were wasted when no action was taken to secure more personal protection equipment, find an effective asymptomatic test and convince people to change habits. Read more here.
Dr. Mark Jaben, Haywood County medical director, analyzes state/county statistics with a thumbs up or down. If people don't heed the three W's — wear a mask, wait 6 feet apart and wash hands — the hammer may return, he warns.