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Henderson County News

County's covid death toll third highest in state, mortality rate highest

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The latest covid-19 update for Henderson County shows a larger percentage of cases outside long-term care facilities than had previously been the trend. State reporting shows Henderson County with the third highest number of deaths in the state among 100 counties.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Covid cases top 300, with 41 deaths

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Henderson County's count of covid-19 cases topped 300 and deaths reached 41 in the latest update from the Public Health Department.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Data room churns out covid-19 stats seven days a week

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Henderson County public health employees are working seven days a week in a "data room" to acquire, compile and report information supporting the ongoing effort to track the spread of covid-19, Public Health Director Steve Smith told the Board of Health this week.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

N.C. reports county's death toll at 29

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Although Henderson County reported 218 covid-19 infections and 23 deaths in its latest coronavirus update on Friday, the state's covonavirus dashboard shows the county with 27 deaths and a state website tracking deaths in congregant care facilities reports a total of 29 deaths in four Henderson County facilities.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

N.C. identifies facilities with covid outbreaks

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Four long-term care facilities in Henderson County and two in Polk County have covid-19 outbreaks, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported this week.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County climbs to 200 cases, 20 deaths

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Henderson County reached 200 covid-19 cases and 20 covid-related deaths in the latest reporting from the public health department.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Four Seasons starts separate covid wing

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Four Seasons hospice has expanded its Elizabeth House services with a fully dedicated and isolated hall for COVID positive patients, while ensuring protection of the general inpatient and respite patients, their families and staff, the hospice agency announced. The hallway dedicated to patients with covid-19 has a private entrance and will be managed by a select separate group of staff members.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Brian Center is starting a covid care unit

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Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Laurel Park has partnered with local health authorities to implement a new model of care for seniors who have tested positive for COVID-19.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Cases approach 200, deaths at 20 in latest reporting

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The number of covid-19 cases approached 200 and the death toll reached 20, the Henderson County Public Health Department reported on its coronavirus web page on Friday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Spared a coronavirus surge, hospitals starting to reopen for business

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The atmosphere was somber when Pardee UNC Health CEO Jay Kirby stepped to the microphone at a meeting of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners in the Historic Courthouse the morning of Friday, March 27.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County has no new cases or deaths for two days

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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.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Long-term care connection accounts for high mortality rate in county

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Henderson County has the highest Covid-19 mortality rate among North Carolina counties with at least 100 cases, based on the reported death toll of 12 as of Saturday, primarily because of its older population and the fact that every fatality so far has been associated with a long-term care facility.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'We've got to get our people back to work,' Hawkins says

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Henderson County commissioners want to take the wheel on a plan to begin reopening the local economy.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Cherry Springs Village cited for deficiencies before Covid outbreak

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Four North Carolina long-term care facilities with substantial outbreaks of the new coronavirus have a recent history of deficiencies in inspections, according to state records, Carolina Public Press reports.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Cases are climbing 'because we've been looking,' public health director says

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Public health officials and a top infectious disease doctor fielded questions on Monday about providers' coronavirus response, one day after the health department confirmed 23 new Covid-19 cases at an assisted living center in Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County confirms 23 covid-19 cases at assisted living center

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health said Sunday that it had confirmed 23 positive cases of COVID-19 linked to residents and staff at Cherry Springs Village, an assisted living community on Clear Creek Road.   Read Story »

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