(Updated 5/29/20 at 11:45 am)

Transylvania Public Health was notified of an additional case of COVID-19 late last night. This is the 13th lab-confirmed case among Transylvania County residents. This person has been hospitalized and Transylvania Public Health is working to conduct contact tracing.

As of 5/29/20 at 10:50 am, North Carolina DHHS is reporting 26,488 cases* in all 100 counties in North Carolina; 680 people are currently hospitalized across the state, and there have been 859 deaths in 77 counties (Alamance, Anson, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Macon, Martin, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pender, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Stanly, Surry, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, and Yadkin).

There are 149 ongoing outbreaks in group living facilities in 53 counties (Alamance, Anson, Ashe, Bertie, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Columbus, Cumberland, Davidson, Duplin, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Iredell, Johnston, Lee, Lenoir, Mecklenburg, Moore, New Hanover, Northampton, Orange, Pasquotank, Pender, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Rutherford, Scotland, Stokes, Swain, Union, Vance, Wake, Wayne, Wilkes, and Wilson); 5,250 total cases and 537 total deaths have been associated with outbreaks at these facilities.

(*Cases reflect positive test results from the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19. Out-of-state residents will not be reported in NC statistics.)

For more information about cases in North Carolina, visit the NC DHHS COVID-19 Case Count website. For more information about cases in the U.S., visit the CDC COVID-19 Case Count website.

Members of the Transylvania County Public health staff are working with county officials, healthcare providers schools, and others in the community to prepare for coronavirus.

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