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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Wilkes County COVID-19 Count

As of 3:40 pm on 12/03/2020

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

2,815 Confirmed Cases  
51 Confirmed Deaths

27 currently hospitalized

232 Active Cases

In the last 14 days Wilkes County has had 591 cases per 100,000 persons (351 new cases) reported locally.

Please note that Wilkes Health has recently removed the number of "recovered" cases to reduce confusion to the public.

Unfortunately, Wilkes Health is not able to provide a number of residents tested or negative test results. This is due to private practices, hospitals, long term care facilities, and some being tested outside the county. We understand that this frustrating, but only positive results and deaths are required by law to be reported to the health department. For the most up-to-date information for the state, please click here.

Please see below for demographic related information for 2,776 COVID-19 laboratory confirmed cases. 

Information labeled unknown means Wilkes Health does not have access to that information.


Sex
Percentage
Male
51%
Female
49%


Age
Percentage
0 to 17
11%
18 to 24
11%
25 to 49
35%
50 to 64
22%
65 to 74
10%
75 +
10%


Zip Code 
Percentage 
28659
38%
28697
29%
28651
6%
28624
2%
28670
3%
28654
7%
28649
1%
28669
3%
28635
3%
28685
1%
28606
2%
28665
3%
28621
3%
28676
<1%
28642
<1%
28683
<1%
25869
<1%
28657
<1%
28660
<1%
28661
<1%
28662
<1%
28663<1%
28664
<1%
28689
<1%
28690
<1%
28695
<1%
Unknown


Mode of Transmission
Percentage
Community Transmission
38%
Close Contact
62%

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