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COVID-19 Briefing for 02-19-2021

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National Briefing

Dr. Fauci on when children may be able to get COVID-19 vaccines

Coronavirus mRNA Vaccine Safety and Efficacy

The Science Behind Why New Covid Variants Are Spreading Faster | WSJ

NC vaccine doses delayed as severe weather hampers shipments [LINK]

Local Briefing

An additional person in Macon County has died and Macon County Public Health has been notified by NCDHHS that the county will be receiving 500 first doses per week for the next three weeks and has been approved for a “Special Event Allotment” of 1,170 doses which the health department will deliver between Feb 22nd and Feb 26th. To register to receive the vaccine and to be contacted when appointments for your group are available, please call 828-524-1500. The vaccine call center is open from 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday, until further notice. Here are the latest COVID-19 Numbers and Demographics Report from Macon Public Health, along with a couple of charts by Macon Media to show you the long-term trends since April 17th. The health department has started releasing information about vaccine delivery, so those numbers will be included here also, as well as charted.

(The health department received its first shipment on December 30th)

Vaccines Given Today 1026 7 0 10 8 1051
Inventory 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vaccines Given (total) 4342 4349 4349 4366 4374 4374

(note–these numbers are on the day reported, not necessarily given since some shots may be given after the daily report is published, Also, there are often more shots in the vials than reported on the manifest, so total shots will not match reported inventory) 

Cartoogechaye 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Franklin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Franklin High 1 0 0 1 0 2
Highlands 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iotla Valley 0 0 0 0 0 1
Macon Early 0 0 0 0 0 0
Macon Middle 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mountain View 0 0 1 1 0 2
Nantahala 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Macon 1 0 0 1 0 2
Union Academy 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS FOR DAY 2 0 1 3 0 6

Cases in Macon County

2921 Detected
(+4 from Thursday and +41 from last Friday and +422 from four weeks ago)

48 Active
-16 from Thursday and -74 last Friday and -486 from four weeks ago)

2845 Recovered
(+19 from Thursday and +113 last Friday and +898 from four weeks ago)

28 Deaths
(+1d from Thursday and +2 from last Friday and +10 from four weeks ago)

Testing in Macon County

9128 by MCPH
+11 from Thursday and +686 from last Friday and +648 from four weeks ago)

8176 by Others
(+342 from Thursday and +574 from last Friday and +1496 from four weeks ago)

17304 total
(+353 from Thursday and +642 from last Friday and +2144 from four weeks ago)

72 tests pending results
(-10 from Thursday and -32 from last Friday and -208 from four weeks ago)


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Published at 7:40pm on Friday, February 18, 2021


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