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11 More McDowell Residents Test Positive for COVID | Local news

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With numbers on the rise again, they are encouraging those who have not been vaccinated to get one. The latest numbers bring the total number of positives to 5,349 in McDowell County. There have been 47,647 tests conducted, 42,268 negative results and 30 tests are pending results. As of Thursday’s report, there were 106 individuals in quarantine, 5,165 out of quarantine and 78 deaths.

McDowell County’s 14-day positivity rate is 25.7%, according to the news release. Your subscription makes our reporting possible.

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McDowell County continues to see widespread community transmission of COVID-19. McDowell County’s COVID-19 data dashboard is updated daily (Monday through Friday) and can be found by visiting www.mcdowellem.com or by clicking the following link: http://www.mcdowellem.com/covid-19-information.html. Due to dramatic increases in COVID-19 infections across McDowell County, press releases have been transitioned back to Monday through Friday.

“The vast majority of these cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated people are very vulnerable to the more contagious and dangerous Delta variant of COVID-19 that is spreading across North Carolina,” local officials said in Thursday’s release. “If you are not vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to get your vaccine as soon as possible. The COVID-19 vaccine is free and there are multiple vaccine locations around our county to choose from including: McDowell County Health Department, Ingles, Wal-Mart, CVS, Atrium Health Physician Practices and McDowell Family Pharmacy in Old Fort. First dose vaccine appointments can be booked online by visiting http://www.myspot.nc.gov or by calling the Vaccine Call Center at 828-803-4552, according to the news release.”

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