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COVID-19 case counts still surging in Henderson
Saturday, 04 September 2021 15:33

From Staff Reports

HENDERSONVILLE — Henderson County’s COVID-19 cases confirmed in the last 14 days is nearing 1,000 — for the second consecutive week, according to the Hendersonville Times-News.

New coronavirus cases reported in the county totaled 977, as of Aug. 27, the HT-N noted, citing data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

In adjoining Transylvania County, 260 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last two weeks, as of Aug. 27, while 125 cases were reported in Polk County during the same period.

Henderson’s total number of COVID deaths still remain at 165, while death totals have increased slightly in both Transylvania and Polk counties, the HT-N stated.

Transylvania County, as of Aug. 27, reported 36 deaths, up from 35 the previous week, and 33 the week before that, while Polk County reported the death total is 33, up from 32 the previous week,

“All three counties, along with the rest of North Carolina, are considered high-transmission areas for COVID by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the HT-Ns reported. “Hospitalizations for COVID-19 among both the vaccinated and unvaccinated continue to increase in Henderson County, and case counts are surging.

“As of Aug. 27, 31 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 at Pardee Hospital, and six of those individuals are vaccinated. At the same time last week, the hospital had 22 COVID-19 patients and all but two were vaccinated.”

In the seven days ending Aug. 27, Advent-Health Hendersonville has tallied a daily average of 22 COVID-19 patients, with hospital officials saying the patients are sicker and requiring longer hospital stays, the HT-N stated.



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