NC and Buncombe are on the rise with COVID-19, but hospitalizations are low

ASHEVILLE — COVID-19 rates are rising in Buncombe County and around North Carolina, but hospitalizations are still low in the western part of the state.

According to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, which monitors levels of the virus that causes COVID-19 from wastewater treatment plants across the state, Buncombe County has had the highest virus levels since April 14. Levels of COVID-19 being monitored at the Buncombe County Metropolitan Sewer District are currently in the mid-40s.Th and 60Th Percentage compared to past levels measured at the same site.

This is based on data as of August 2, the most recent available as of August 10.

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