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COVID MESSAGE#21, JULY 17 2020
· In Haywood County today, July 17, we have 47 people in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 and 80 people in Quarantine because they’ve been identified as close contacts of positive cases. Combining those two today equals 127. That is what we are now calling our COVID-19 working number. It’s a reflection of the COVID-19 burden in our County on any given day. In May our COVID-19 working number was in the 40’s. In early July it was in the 90’s. It’s been slowly rising all month long.
· What happens when people get together WITHOUT masking or social distancing? Catawba County Public Health put together a great report illustrating how many people in the community were ultimately affected by one family’s decision to have a gathering and ignore recommendations about masking and social distancing.