COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information

Watauga Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Avery County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

North Carolina Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

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Statistics Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services, Last update: 4/01 2:00 pm.
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Signs & Symptoms

General Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough

More serious symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in chest
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Bluish lips or face

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

Based on recommendations issued by the NC Department of Health & Human Services, most people do not need testing for COVID‐19. When you leave your home to get tested, you could expose yourself to COVID‐19 if you do not already have it. If you do have COVID‐19, you can give it to someone else, including people who are high risk.

If you are sick and unsure if you should get tested, please call your healthcare provider. You can also connect with a RelyMD provider online at on your computer or mobile device. $49 with coupon code: BEWELLARHS

Call 911 if you are experiencing difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in chest, confusion or disorientation, or bluish lips or face.

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Visitor Restrictions

Visitors are not allowed at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s hospitals in order to help protect our patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for certain situations.

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