From staff reports
COVID 19s at McDowell continued their downward trend over the weekend.
The McDowell County Health Department said Monday that only eight additional residents of McDowell County had tested positive for new coronavirus (COVID-19) since Friday.
At the time of Monday’s report, there were 82 people in quarantine, 12,706 out of quarantine and 171 deaths. McDowell County’s 14-day positivity rate is 7.0%.
Foothills Health District has gone back to twice weekly press releases, which are sent on Mondays and Fridays. McDowell County’s COVID-19 data dashboard continues to be updated daily, Monday through Friday.
Since December 2020, the McDowell County Vaccine Center has been answering calls to citizens. This was a joint effort between McDowell County Emergency Management and the McDowell County Health Department to ensure that all citizens had access to COVID-19 vaccine agreements in a fair manner.
At present, the volume of calls to the Vaccine Center has dropped significantly. The McDowell County Health Department has opened a telephone line to continue to provide public information on COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 testing, or exposure guidance.
For questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines or to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, call the McDowell County Health Department at 828-652-6811, ext. 363.