COVID-19 Update

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  • COVID-19 update from Cherokee County Health Department.
    COVID-19 update from Cherokee County Health Department.
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Cherokee County has 117 active confirmed COVID-19 cases. Since March, the county has had 600 total cases, including 19 non-residents who tested positive while in the county.

Here's the latest updates from the Cherokee County Health Department:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15 - The health department reported two new cases. Both individuals had no contact with anyone known to have the virus, and both were experiencing symptoms.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16 - The health department reported two new cases and one death. Both individuals who tested positive had no contact with anyone known to have the virus, and only one was experiencing symptoms. The person who passed away was a resident at Valley View Care and Rehabilitation who was previously reported as testing positive. The individual was in their late 60s. This was the county's 11th death of someone who tested positive, and the fifth nursing home resident to pass away after testing positive. In addition, 27 people who were previously reported as testing positive were determined to have recovered.
  • Thursday, Sept. 17 - The health department reported 10 new cases and one death. Of the 10 cases, two were contacts of previously-reported cases and one was a resident at Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing. One resident was exposed to the virus at a workplace in Georgia. Six other residents had no contact with anyone known to have the virus. Nine of the 10 were experiencing symptoms. The person who passed away was a resident at Valley View Care and Rehabilitation who was previously reported as testing positive. The individual was in their early 80s. This was the county's 12th death of someone who tested positive, and the sixth nursing home resident to pass away after testing positive. 
  • Friday, Sept. 18 - The health department reported eight new cases and one death. Of the new cases, one person was a contact of a previously-reported case, two were exposed to the virus at a workplace, and five had no contact with anyone known to have the virus. The person who passed away was a resident at Valley View Care and Rehabilitation who was previously reported as testing positive. The individual was in their early 90s. This was the county's 13th death of someone who tested positive, and the seventh nursing home resident to pass away after testing positive. In addition, 11 people who were previously reported as testing positive were determined to have recovered.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19 - The health department reported seven new cases. Six residents were contacts of previously-reported cases, and one had no contact with anyone known to have the virus.  Five of the seven were experiencing symptoms. In addition, two people previously-reported as testing positive were determined to have recovered.
  • Sunday, Sept. 20 - The health department reported four new cases. Three of the residents were contacts of previously-reported cases, and one had no contact with anyone known to have the virus. All four were experiencing symptoms.
  • Monday, Sept. 21 - The health department reported nine new cases and one death. Of the new cases, one was a resident and three were staff at Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing. Two were contacts of previously-reported cases, and three had no contact with anyone known to have the virus. Seven of nine were experiencing symptoms of the virus, and one was hospitalized. The person who passed away was a resident at Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing who was previously reported as testing positive. The individual was in their early 80s. This was the county's 14th death of someone who tested positive, and the eighth nursing home resident to pass away after testing positive.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 - The health department reported two new cases and one death. Both individuals who learned they tested positive had no contact with anyone known to have the virus, and were experiencing symptoms. The person who passed away was a resident at Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing who was previously reported as testing positive. The individual was in their early 90s. This was the county's 15th death of someone who tested positive, and the ninth nursing home resident to pass away after testing positive. In addition, one person who was previously reported as testing positive was determined to have recovered.