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Polk adds 3 cases this week

County’s count now at 57 and still 4 deaths

POLK COUNTY—Polk County has another 3 cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19.

The county did free testing on Wednesday for people with or without symptoms while supplies lasted at its drive-thru testing site.

Polk County health officials announced late Monday it had another 3 positive cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 22 in the county.

The additional 3 this week brings the total number of people who have tested positive in Polk County since March to 57. Of the total, 4 people in Polk County have died with the virus.

Of the total positive cases, 23 have been in the Saluda zip code with all 4 deaths in the Saluda zip code, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

There have been 17 positive cases in the Columbus zip code; 9 cases in the Tryon zip code and 10 in the Mill Spring zip code. The NCDHHS website was not up to date with the last case as of press time.

North Carolina as of Wednesday afternoon had 46,855 lab-confirmed cases of the virus, with 846 currently hospitalized patients. The state had completed 667,422 tests as of Wednesday.

Buncombe County had 464 cases and 35 deaths as of Wednesday; Henderson County had 463 cases and 48 deaths; Rutherford County had 226 cases and 7 deaths and Transylvania County had 17 cases and 1 deaths, according to the NCDHHS.