JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. – As part of the effort to keep the county informed, Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) issues detailed updates about the status of COVID-19.
The following information is from the September 23rdupdate.
JCHD has reported confirmed 643 cases and 7 deaths due to Covid-19. 25 people remain in isolation.
13,267 individuals have been tested and reported to the JCHD.
Statewide the NCDHHS has confirmed 196,501 cases in 99 N.C. counties. 912 are currently hospitalized, and 3,345 have died.
JCHD also emphasizes that anyone who becomes ill with a respiratory type illness to isolate until the following criteria are met:
- At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), AND
- At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
If you become sick with a respiratory type illness and are in one of the following categories, please contact the JCHD at (828) 586-8994 or your primary care provider to determine if you need to be tested.