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Friday, October 8, 2021

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County
October 8, 2021



Here is an index to assist you in moving from section to section within the article.

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Introduction
Developing COVID-19 News
Mission-HCA Patient Report
Detected, Active, Recovered, and Deaths
Testing Statistics
Vaccine Delivery Statistics
Macon County Public Schools Report
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Introduction

Numbers released on Friday, October 8th, 2021.

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers Macon Public Health, along with a couple of charts by Macon Media to show you the long-term trends since April 17th, 2020, when the health department started releasing numbers to the public. Numbers from the Macon County Public Schools have been added after the Vaccine Report and are more conveniently accessed via the Table of Contents at the top of this article.


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Developing COVID-19 News

The Macon County Public Health Department has reported three deaths due to COVID-19 this week. Here is a chart showing the number of deaths by month since March 2020.




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Mission-HCA Patient Report

[editor's note: once enough data has been collected, Macon Media will begin producing a chart for this staistic) As of 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, there were 111 COVID positive patients in Mission Health system; 78 at Mission Hospital; 12 at Angel Medical Center; 4 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital; 12 at Mission Hospital McDowell; 5 at Transylvania Regional Hospital.

Message from Macon Public Health

Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19; however, anyone of any age can become infected with this illness. Therefore, we ask that community members strictly follow the governor’s recommendations and continue to practice social distancing, as well as safe hygiene measures such as hand washing and frequently cleaning touched objects and surfaces. Everyone who is eligible is encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, a safe and effective prevention tool.

If you believe that you may have COVID-19, please call the Health Department at 828-349-2081 to schedule an appointment for a test. To register and schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, please call 828-349-2081.


Here is a new chart that may be of some use to the public. It measures the change in the numbers of detected COVID-19 cases from Friday to Friday as a percentage change from the previous Friday. It starts on Friday, May 20th, which saw a 0.57% increase in detected cases over the previous week.





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Introduction

Known COVID-19 Cases

5186 Detected
(+13 from yesterday and +132 from last week and +834 in four weeks and +4511 or +668.30% from one year ago)

167 Active
(-105 (-38.60%) from yesterday and -177 (-51.45%) from last week and -184 (-52.42%) in four weeks and +134 or +406.06% from one year ago

4955 Recovered
(+115 from yesterday and +306 from last week and +10037 in four weeks and +4320 (+680.31%) from one year ago)

64 Deaths
+2 (+3.23%) from yesterday and +3 (+4.920%) from last week and +15 (+30.61%) in four weeks and +57 or +814.29% from one year ago)




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Testing Statistics



Testing numbers reported to the health department

12746 by Macon County Public Health
(+50 from yesterday and +306 from last week and +1352 in four weeks and +6875 or 117.10% from one year ago)

14615 by Others
(+54 from yesterday and +132 from last week and +1255 in four weeks and +12283 or 526.72% from one year ago)

27361 Total Tests
(+83 from yesterday and +276 from last week and +1785 in four weeks and +18080 or 235.96% from one year ago)

165 tests pending results
(-37 from yesterday and +5 from last week and -60 in four weeks and +84 or +10.70% from one year ago)





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Vaccine Delivery Statistics



Vaccine Delivery Statistics


0 Vaccines Given Today
unchanged from yesterday
16 given this week

665 Vaccines in Inventory
unchanged from yesterday

-17 this week

13071 Total Vaccines Given
unchanged from yesterday
16 given this week


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Macon County Public Schools Report



Macon County Public Schools Report
Friday, October 08, 2021

No update was published by the school system Cartoogechaye Elementary

Currently Quarantined 45 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 1 students and 0 staff

East Franklin Elementary

Currently Quarantined 21 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 1 students and 2 staff

Franklin High School

Currently Quarantined 17 students and 1 staff
Currently Posivitve 10 students and 0 staff

Highlands School

Currently Quarantined 2 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 0 students and 0 staff

Iotla Valley Elementary

Currently Quarantined 8 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 2 students and 0 staff

Macon Early College

Currently Quarantined 1 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 0 students and 0 staff

Macon Middle School

Currently Quarantined 16 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 4 students and 0 staff

Mountain Valley Intermediate

Currently Quarantined 13 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 6 students and 0 staff

Nantahala School

Currently Quarantined 0 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 0 students and 0 staff

South Macon Elemenary

Currently Quarantined 26 students and 2 staff
Currently Posivitve 3 students and 2 staff

Union Academy

Currently Quarantined 19 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 1 students and 0 staff

Central Offices

Currently Quantined 0 staff
Currently Positive 0 staff

Totals

Students Quarantined 127
Students Positive 28
Students Avoiding Quantine Due to Vaccination 62
Total Students Out of School 155

Staff Quarantined 3
Staff Positive 5
Staff Avoiding Quarantine Due to Vaccination 44
Total Staff Out of School 8
Substitues Quarantined 0 Substitutes Positive 0 Total Substitues Out 0


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Published at 7:05pm on Friday, October 08, 2021
Author: Bobby Coggins
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