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County has no new cases or deaths for two days

Henderson County made a big upgrade in its coronavirus web page on Friday, adding greater detail on the numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths, a day-by-day timeline of cases and a breakdown of infections by age, race, gender and zip code.

The number of cases and number of deaths each rose by one on Monday, after remaining flat for two straight days. An update of the dashboard on Monday showed 159 confirmed cases and 14 deaths.

Public Health Director Steve Smith had promised the improvement in the depth and appearance of the county's Covid-19 dashboard, saying at Tuesday's weekly coronavirus update that the more robust version was in the works.

Significantly, the county also added a crucial statistic — the number of cases associated with a long-term care facility. That number is 125, or all but 33 cases in the county. April 5, the day the county health department and Cherry Springs Village announced 23 cases at that facility, remains by far the largest single-day spike, at 25. Sixty-nine percent of the patients with Covid-19 were 60 and older. The 28792 zip code, which includes Hendersonville and outlying communities, had the most cases, with 88.

County websites across the state vary widely in their reporting on coronavirus cases and deaths.  The Hendersonville Lightning reviewed the websites of the 14 counties in the state with more than 100 cases for a report on Sunday that showed much more detail in some counties.