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COVID-19 Numbers

After two long years of dealing with COVID-19 there remains a variety of sources of numbers about COVID-19.  The Toe River Health District publishes local counts of COVID-19 cases approximately once a week for Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties on its website here.  (Note: As of March 2022, with a drop in local cases, TRHD has taken a hiatus from reporting these numbers.)

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services created a COVID-19 Dashboard with information about cases, vaccinations, testing, and hospitalizations, just to name a few.  

The CDC recently added a page titled "Know Your Community Covid-19 Level" and the corresponding guidance for each of three levels. Levels are based on the amount of hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in a county.

The graphs below were downloaded from the NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard, and show the cumulative percent of the population that are fully vaccinated by age group over time.  As each age group became eligible for the vaccine that group's line jumped up quickly but now have generally tapered off.


The top chart is for all of North Carolina, followed by Mitchell County, then Yancey County.

The information shown below is as of March 15, 2022.

A notable change since these charts were first published on Oct. 25, 2021 is the red line for ages 5 to 11.  As of this writing and as shown on the first chart below, only 24% of the population of NC aged 5 to 11 have gotten fully vaccinated.  This number is up from 15% in early January.

While 61% of of all eligible people are fully vaccinated in NC, only 50% are boosted with at least one additional dose. 

61% of the Total Population of NC was Fully Vaccinated as of March 15, 2022

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52% of the Total Population of MITCHELL COUNTY was Fully Vaccinated as of Mar.15, 2022

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53.6% of the Total Population of YANCEY COUNTY was Fully Vaccinated as of Mar. 15, 2022

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