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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Wilkes County COVID-19 Count

As of 1:20 pm on 9/18/2020

Wilkes Health will be updating case numbers and demographics Monday - Friday before 5 pm. 

1,143 Confirmed Cases  

1,063 Recovered*33 Confirmed Deaths

13 currently hospitalized

*Wilkes Health has updated their defin...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Isolation Guidance Updated

Recently the CDC updated its isolation guidance based on the latest science about COVID-19 showing that people can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after diagnosis and not be infectious to others. People who develop symptoms again within 3 mon...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Wilkes County Reports 29th COVID Death

Wilkes County Reports Another Death Related to COVID-19

 

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting twenty-nine deaths associated with COVID-19 in Wilkes County.

The individual died on 9/10 from complications associated with the virus. The pa...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

NCDHHS Launches New Public Campaign, Urging North Carolinians to “Get Behind the Mask”

RALEIGH: The “Whatever Your Reason” campaign, a new statewide public campaign to encourage every North Carolinian to wear a mask in our collective fight against COVID-19, is being launched today by the North Carolina Department of Heal...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Two More COVID Deaths

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting twenty-six deaths associated with COVID-19 in Wilkes County.

Both individuals died on 9/1 from complications associated with the virus. The patient was in their 70’s with underlying health conditio...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

23 Deaths Due to COVID-19

Wilkes County Reports Another Death Related to COVID-19

 

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting twenty-three deaths associated with COVID-19 in Wilkes County.

The individual died on 8/31 from complications associated with the virus. The p...

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Posted on: August 30, 2020

22 Deaths Due to COVID-19

Wilkes County Reports Another Death Related to COVID-19

 

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting twenty-two deaths associated with COVID-19 in Wilkes County.

The individual died on 8/28 from complications associated with the virus. The pat...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Wilkes County Reports Nineteenth Death Related to COVID-19

Wilkes County Reports Nineteenth Death Related to COVID-19

 

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting our nineteenth death associated with COVID-19 in Wilkes County.

The individual died on 8/17 from complications associated with the virus. T...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Wilkes County Reports Two More Deaths

Wilkes County Reports Two More Deaths Related to COVID-19

 

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting two more deaths associated with COVID-19 in Wilkes County.

The first individual died on 8/12 from complications associated with the virus. T...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

COVID Cluster Closed Tyson Meat Processing Plant

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting that as of today, August 12th, the Tyson Foods, Inc. COVID-19 cluster can be closed.

As a reminder, a cluster is defined as minimum of 5 cases with illness onsets or initial positive results within a 14-day ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Wilkes County Reports Three Deaths

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting three new COVID-19 associated deaths in Wilkes County.

The first individual passed on August 1st from complications associated with the virus. The patient was in their 60’s. The second individual p...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Wilkes County Reports Twelfth Death

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Rachel Willard, Health Director

August 10, 2020     Phone: 336-651-7449

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: rwillard@wilkescounty.net

 

Wilkes County Reports Twelfth Death Related to COVID-19

 

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Wilkes Health Monitors New Outbreak

As of 4:00pm on 8/6/20, Wilkes Health has tested a total of 1,032 individuals at our testing site. Our total positive cases for Wilkes County since testing began is 770. Currently there are 653 cases recovered, 11 confirmed deaths and 55 confirme...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Eleventh Wilkes County Death

Wilkes County Reports Eleventh Death Related to COVID-19

 

The Wilkes County Health Department is reporting the eleventh COVID-19 associated death in Wilkes County.

The individual died on August 2nd from complications associated with the virus. The ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Wilkes County Diabetes Center

Effective March 2nd, 2020, Wilkes Health Diabetes and Nutrition Center will be temporarily be closed. Once a new Registered Dietician is hired and operational we will reopen to patients. If you have any questions or concerns please call 336-651-7464.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

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Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office is requesting bids on a new Full Body Scanning System for the Wilkes County Jail to scan persons and objects entering the facility in order to prevent contraband from being introduced inside of the jail.  ...

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