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A map updated at 11 a.m. on June 7 by the N.C. DHHS. The map may not reflect all positive cases reported by counties.

RALEIGH — North Carolina's COVID-19 confirmed case count hit 227,431 as of 2:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 according to the Raleigh News & Observer. The newspaper reported that 3,747 people have died from the virus statewide.

In its weekly report Friday, Oct. 2 AppHealthCare listed an outbreak consisting of 10 staff and 23 residents who tested positive at Forest Ridge Assisted Living. According to AppHealthCare, the last positive result was Oct. 1.

Previously reported clusters include two staff members and two residents have tested positive at the RHA Group Home and nine staff members have tested positive at Barr Evergreens.

AppHealthCare includes in its weekly situation reports key updates from NCDHHS such as steps to take after being tested for the virus. To access this information click HERE.

On Oct. 9, AppHealthCare reported that the total number of active cases in Ashe County is 59. According to AppHealthCare, active cases are defined as the number of individuals who are currently isolated in Ashe County. The COVID-19 positive case count, which is a cumulative case count since testing began, is 367 for Ashe County. 

AppHealthCare reported May 26 that one person in Ashe County has died due to complications from COVID-19. As of Oct.9, AppHealthCare now lists five COVID-19 related deaths in Ashe County, and a further 14 in Watauga. One of the 11 reported deaths for Watauga County was reported to be Appalachian State University student, Chad Dorrill. 

AppHealthCare reported the first COVID-19 related death in Alleghany County on Oct. 9. 

Toe River Health District in Avery County reported to county's first death related to COVID-19 in a press release on Sept. 3.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 216,886 laboratory confirmed cases statewide with 921 currently hospitalized with the virus as of noon Oct. 3. NCDHHS also reported 3,629 deaths statewide. In the information updated daily on its website, NCDHHS has not been providing a count of persons statewide who have recovered from the virus.

Nationwide, 7,645,302 people had tested positive with the virus according to Johns Hopkins University & Medicine as of 3:23 p.m. on Oct. 9. The university also reported that there have been 213,360 deaths in the U.S. and 1,064,420 deaths and over 36.7 million confirmed cases globally.

According to AppHealthCare, turn-around times for testing have improved with most tests resulting between two and four days. NC DHHS now provides data on testing turnaround times. This data is updated daily and can be found ​HERE.

NCDHHS reported on Oct. 9 that 3,304,819 tests for COVID-19 had been conducted statewide by the State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs. 

Additional data provided by NCDHHS includes data by zip code and outbreak data and information

To access published data for confirmed cases by zip code for the state of NC, click HERE.

To access data broken down by type of congregate settings including nursing homes, residential care facilities, correctional facilities or congregate work click HERE

On May 9, AppHealthCare also began listing the number of individuals being monitored in each county. For Ashe County on Oct. 9, 81 individuals were actively being monitored. The number of district hospitalizations is also available on their website of 51 hospitalizations. This number listed by AppHealthCare is a cumulative count and does not necessarily reflect the number of individuals currently hospitalized. 

1,473 people have tested positive for the virus in Watauga, according to AppHealthCare. 248 cases have been confirmed in Alleghany County, according to AppHealthCare.

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