COVID-19 case numbers for Swain County

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SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. – As part of the effort to keep the county informed, Swain County Health Department (SCHD) issues updates Monday to Friday about the status of COVID-19.

The following information is from the September 21st update.

There are currently 142 laboratory-verified cases in Swain County and 48 tests with results pending. There are currently 6 active cases and 3 deaths.

4,126 individuals have been tested and reported to the CCHD and 3,926 were negative.


Statewide the NCDHHS has confirmed 196,501 cases in 99 N.C. counties. 912 are currently hospitalized, and 3,345 have died.

SCHD 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 SCHD at 828-488-3198 or your primary care provider to determine if you need to be tested.


NCDHHS reports 9,115 COVID-19 patients are presumed recovered

Health, Press Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) estimates that as of May 11, 9,115 North Carolinians with COVID-19 are likely to have recovered from their symptoms. This data along with information about how it is calculated is posted on the COVID-19 Dashboard and will be updated weekly.

To calculate this number, NCDHHS estimates the median time for recovery from symptoms to be 14 days from the date of specimen collection for non-fatal COVID-19 cases who were not hospitalized or if hospitalization status is unknown, or 28 days for hospitalized non-fatal COVID-19 cases.

Patients’ actual recovery times could be shorter or longer depending on the severity of illness. This interval was chosen based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidance, and in consultation with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state health departments. This estimates how many people have recovered from their symptoms. It does not estimate who many cases are or are not still infectious.

To learn more and find the current weekly reportOpen PDF on COVID-19 patients presumed to be recovered, visit Go to to stay informed on the latest COVID-19 updates.

Staying home is still the best way to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect North Carolinians. When going out, remember the 3 Ws. Wear a face covering. Wait at least six feet apart. Wash your hands often with soap and water.

For information on the North Carolina COVID-19 response across state government, visit

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