AppHealthCare has released its weekly COVID-19 Situation Report.

AppHealthCare reports that for the week of October 4-10, small decreases occurred in active and quarantined COVID-19 cases in Watauga County. The report indicated that the largest percentage of new cases in the 18-24 year old age group. According to the report, as of October 15 there was 1 staff member at Glennbridge Health and Rehabilitation that was positive. The Foley Center had 2 staff and 1 resident positive.
Apphealthcare reported Sunday 125 active cases in Watauga, total of 1652, 335 being monitored.
As of sunday, App State reported 70 active cases among students, and 4 among employees. There have been a total of 968 cases among students, 43 among employees, and 41 subcontractors. 

Ashe has also seen a small decrease in active cases, but an increase among those in quarantine, with the largest percentage of cases in the 24-49 year old age group. As of October 15 there were no active cases at Mt Jefferson Child Development Center. There were 4 staff and 11 residents at Forest Ridge Assisted Living that were active.
Ashe reported 37 active cases, 417 total, with 103 being monitored

Alleghany has seen small decreases in active and quarantined cases, and the largest percentage among the 25-49 age group. As of October 17, there were no active cases at Genesis Nursing Home.
Alleghany had 10 active cases, 261 total, and 39 being monitored.

There have been 15 deaths in Watauga, 7 in Ashe and 1 in Alleghany.

AppHealthCare said that these decreases mean there should be no let up on the actions people can take to slow the spread in the community. Additional details are available at