By the numbers
Total Tested — 37,725
Total Positive Tests — 3,315
Total Recovered — 2,402
Positive cases who should be in isolation but are uncooperative — 41
Cases Last 7 Days — 242
Currently in Isolation — 300
Deaths — 76
Uncooperative cases assumed recovered due to time elapsed — 238
County Medical Director Dr. Mark Jaben has good news and bad news on the COVID front. Case numbers are going down, but seem to be stabilizing at a threshold much higher than the pre-holiday numbers. That's the good news. The bad news it is highly likely the new more contagious virus variation is already in Haywood.
Dr. Mark Jaben has answered another batch of burning questions about COVID-19. Read more here.