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Thursday, November 18, 2021

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County
November 18, 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
Support Macon Media





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Introduction




Numbers released on Thursday, November 18, 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

There have been five reported COVID-19 deaths of Maconians this week, the current known total is 79. There were 10 deaths reported in October and 15 deaths reported in September and 4 deaths reported in August.

The Macon County Public Health department does not release their testing positivity rate to the public nor the news media, but according to the COVID-19 Wastewater Dashboard, Macon County has a seven-day rolling average 5.8% positivity rate. Jackson County has 3.8%, Swain has 3.9%, Haywood has 10.0%, Clay County has 4.3%, Graham has 1.1%, and Cherokee County has 5.7%.

PRESS RELEASE (11-16-2021)
MACON PUBLIC HEALTH

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for those 5 to 11 at Macon County Public Health


Macon County Public Health to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those who are five (5) years old and older. Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine authorized for use for individuals as young as 5 years of age. In addition to the benefits of vaccination, the ability to vaccinate school-age children will help to reduce the number of quarantines and allow students, once fully vaccinated, to remain face-to-face for instruction regardless of exposure.

The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks. Typical reactions to the vaccine in children are pain at the injection site, redness, and swelling and your child may experience other reactions like tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, or nausea these symptoms usually go away within a few days of the vaccination. A legal guardian of the student must be present for those under the age of eighteen (18) to receive the vaccination. Those who wish to schedule an appointment must call Macon County’s Call Center at 828-524-1500 to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are readily available with no waitlist. The Macon County Vaccine Call Center is open Monday – Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm.


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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 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 there are 38 COVID positive inpatients in Mission Health system; 27 at Mission Hospital; 3 at Angel Medical Center; 6 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital; 1 at Mission Hospital McDowell; 1 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 21st, which saw a 0.57% increase in detected cases over the previous week.





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Introduction

Known COVID-19 Cases

5519 Detected
(+9 from yesterday and +37 from last week and +207 in four weeks and +4647 or +532.91% from one year ago)

52 Active
(-2 (-3.70%) from yesterday and -19 (-111.76%) from last week and -21 (-28.77%) in four weeks and unchanged or +0% from one year ago

5388 Recovered
(-6 from yesterday and +51 from last week and +212 in four weeks and +4576 (+563.55%) from one year ago)

79 Deaths
(+5 (+6.33%) from yesterday and +5 (+6.33%) from last week and +13 (+19.70%) in four weeks and +71 or +887.56% from one year ago)




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Testing Statistics



Testing numbers reported to the health department

13287 by Macon County Public Health
(+7 from yesterday and +56 from last week and +306 in four weeks and +6404 or 93.04% from one year ago)

15557 by Others
(+37 from yesterday and +194 from last week and +685 in four weeks and +11977 or 334.55% from one year ago)

28844 Total Tests
(+44 from yesterday and +250 from last week and +991 in four weeks and +18381 or 175.68% from one year ago)

12 tests pending results
(-33 from yesterday and -26 from last week and -11 in four weeks and -143 or -92.26% from one year ago)





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Vaccine Delivery Statistics



Vaccine Delivery Statistics


29 Vaccines Given Today
+29 from yesterday
31 given this week

1503 Vaccines in Inventory
unchanged from yesterday

-159 this week

13169 Total Vaccines Given
+42 from yesterday
45 given this week


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Macon County Public Schools Report



Macon County Public Schools Report
Friday, November 12, 2021

Cartoogechaye Elementary

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

East Franklin Elementary

Currently Quarantined 7 students and 1 staff
Currently Posivitve 1 students and 0 staff

Franklin High School

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

Highlands School

Currently Quarantined 5 students and 0 staff
Currently Posivitve 0 students and 0 staff

Iotla Valley Elementary

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

Macon Early College

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

Macon Middle School

Currently Quarantined 3 students and 2 staff
Currently Posivitve 0 students and 0 staff

Mountain Valley Intermediate

Currently Quarantined 7 students and 1 staff
Currently Posivitve 3 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 25 students and 4 staff
Currently Posivitve 3 students and 1 staff

Union Academy

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

Central Offices

Currently Quarantined 0 staff
Currently Positive 0 staff

Totals

Students Quarantined 52
Students Positive 9
Students Avoiding Quantine Due to Vaccination 68
Total Students Out of School 61

Staff Quarantined 8
Staff Positive 1
Staff Avoiding Quarantine Due to Vaccination 52
Total Staff Out of School 9

Total Students and Staff Avoiding Quarantine 120

In School Transmissions 31

Substitues Quarantined 0
Substitutes Positive 0
Total Substitues Out 0




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Published at 11:15pm on Thursday, November 18, 2021
Author: Bobby Coggins
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