By | October 26, 2020

The McDowell County Health Department has been notified that 26 additional McDowell County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Please do your part, be part of the solution and wear a face covering. It is critical to stop transmission in our community. Large gatherings of individuals, without face coverings, continues to be a major source of transmission. This pandemic is far from over and the only way to slow it down is to use all precautions possible. If you think you have been exposed, get tested. If you do test positive for COVID-19, stay at home for the full 10 days in order to not pass the virus to others.” stated Public Health Director Karen Powell.

This brings the total number of positives to 1,215 in McDowell County. There have been 17,368 people tested, 16,055 negative results and 98 tests are pending results. Presently, there are 128 individuals in quarantine, 1054 out of quarantine and 33 deaths.