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67 cases

Polk added 4 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend

POLK COUNTY—Polk County now has 67 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as 4 more cases were detected over the weekend.

The new total means that there are 32 active cases and 48 presumed recovered. There have been 4 deaths from the virus in the county, with all of the deaths being in the Saluda zip code.

There have been 1,013 negative tests in Polk County, with 87 tests still pending.

Of the positive cases in the county, 58.7 percent have been female and 41.3 percent male.

Most of the positive cases have been of people age 65 and older at almost 30 cases, with the next highest demographic being people age 25-49, around 15 of the cases and a little more than 10 of the cases has been in people age 50-64. There are also some cases, less than 5 each, of people 0-17 and 18-24, according to Polk County data as of last Friday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina had 53,605 lab-confirmed cases, which was an increase of more than 800 cases since Sunday, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The state reports that there have been 1,223 virus related deaths. There are 870 people currently hospitalized with the virus across the state, according to the NCDHHS.

As of Tuesday, Buncombe County had 504 cases and 35 deaths; Henderson County had 498 cases and 48 deaths; Rutherford County had 256 cases and 7 deaths and Transylvania County had 19 cases and 1 death, according to the NCHHS.