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COVID-19 Briefing for 02-22-2021

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National Briefing

• President Orders Flags to be Flown at Half Staff to Remember the 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19 and National Cathedral Bell Tolling [LINK]

Clusters of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Elementary School Educators and Students in One School District — Georgia, December 2020–January 2021 [LINK

TWiV 721: COVID-19 clinical update #50 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

TWiV 722: More coronaviruses in the pipeline [LINK

Update from Dr John Campbell (02-22-2021)

Mental Health and Wellness During a Pandemic – Dr.Yellowlees


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Local Briefing

Two additional people in Macon County have died, bring the known death toll in the county to 30. 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 Monday, 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 4 x x x x x
Inventory 800 x x x x x
Vaccines Given (total) 4378 x x x x x

(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 x x x x 0
East Franklin 0 x x x x 0
Franklin High 4 x x x x 4
Highlands 1 x x x x 1
Iotla Valley 0 x x x x 0
Macon Early 0 x x x x 0
Macon Middle 1 x x x x 1
Mountain View 0 x x x x 0
Nantahala 0 x x x x 0
South Macon 1 x x x x 1
Union Academy 1 x x x x 1
TOTALS FOR DAY 8 x x x x 8

Cases in Macon County

2943  Detected
(+22 from Friday and +52 from last Monday and +4002 from four weeks ago)

58 Active
+10 from Friday and -45 last Monday and -475 from four weeks ago)

2845 Recovered
(+10 from Friday and +94 last Monday and +863 from four weeks ago)

30 Deaths
(+2 from Friday and +3 from last Monday and +12 from four weeks ago)

Testing in Macon County

9139 by MCPH
+11 from Friday and +66 from last Monday and +601 from four weeks ago)

8217 by Others
(+41 from Friday and +566 from last Monday and +1517 from four weeks ago)

17356 total
(+52 from Friday and +632 from last Monday and +2118 from four weeks ago)

49 tests pending results
(-23 from Friday and -25 from last Monday and -270 from four weeks ago)


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Published at 7:06pm on Monday, February 22, 2021


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