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Another 49 cases

Polk adds over 80 COVID cases in last 2 weeks; 3 more deaths

POLK COUNTY—Polk County added another 49 positive cases of COVID-19 this week after adding 37 last week. 

The county has had a total of 1,384 cases as of Friday, compared to 1,335 cases last Friday. Polk County has now had 28 people die from the virus. A couple of weeks ago, 25 people had died from the virus. 

As of Friday, there were 4 tests pending. 

The county has completed 18,009 tests since last March, with 1,384 of those being positive and 1,321 of the positive cases presumed recovered. 

According to Polk County health officials, there have been 64 hospitalizations from the virus. 

Polk’s percent positive this week is on a decline at just 2.8 percent, according to Friday’s data. 

The county has switched to giving vaccines over testing in the last several weeks and has administered 6,645 vaccines so far. The total number of people who have received both vaccines in Polk County is 2,442, according to the latest data. 

As of Friday, there were 4 tests pending. 

Polk County is currently administering the vaccines at the Tryon International Equestrian Center for those who are on the list and eligible. 

Polk County’s positive tests have been mostly in women, at 54.34 percent and 45.66 percent in males. 

The age of most of the positive cases in Polk County has been the most in people 25-49 years old, followed by people 50-64 years old, people age 65-74 and 75 and above are about equal, then people 0-17 years old and people 18-24 years old, according to Friday’s data. 

There is information and surveys to fill out on a COVID-19 tab located at polknc.org.