Boone, NC – AppHealthCare is first reporting COVID-19 deaths in Watauga County.
There have been three deaths and all were residents of Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation. These individuals died on 6–9 September and after review by the medical provider, the deaths were attributed to COVID-19. The patients were in their 70s and 80s and had underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about these individuals will be released.
Any additional COVID-19 deaths due to Watauga County will be reported on the dashboard of our website.
“We extend our deepest condolences, prayers and sympathy to the families during this difficult time. Each life in our community is very valuable and we share in sorrow about this loss, ”said Jennifer Green, Director of Health, AppHealthCare.
We at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation are continuing to closely monitor and react to the ongoing outbreak. We continue to partner with them to provide public health recommendations and guidance to implement infection control practices, conduct routine testing, and separate protocols for people who are positive and quarantine for close contact .
We continue to encourage the community to take preventive measures and follow 3Ws to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
How to protect yourself
Wear a cloth covering your nose and mouth
Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
· Wait at least 6 feet from others
Stay home when you’re sick
Keep distance from people who are ill
Avoid touching your face
Avoid crowded areas
· Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces in common areas such as doorknobs, remotes, lightservices, tables and handles.
Symptoms of covidan 19
Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms. Contains:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
Muscle or body ache
· head ache
New loss of taste or smell
· Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Inverse or nausea
For more information related to COVID-19, including local data, visit the AppHealthCare website.
Our COVID-19 call center is available every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to take COVID-19 related calls – (828) 795-1970 and you can also email this question readyness @ apphealth .com
AppHealthCare is available and on-call 24/7 to respond to public health emergencies. To reach us, call Watuga () 2 us) 24-95, Ashe (337) 24-49, Alleghani (337) 322-561 anytime and follow the prompts. For more information, visit www.AppHealthCare.com and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.