Toe River Health District, that encompasses the Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Health Departments, reported the latest COVID numbers earlier this week.

As of October 3, Avery has 46 active cases, with only 7 being among fully vaccinated individuals.

Most of those cases were in the 19-30 year old age group.

Mitchell County reported 51 active cases and Yancey 58.

Over the last two months, there have been 15 deaths in Avery, 6 in Mitchell and 12 in Yancey.

COVID-19 testing continues at The Dive swimming pool at 220 Shady Street in Newland, weekdays 9 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 2.

For an appointment or more information, call 877-562-4850.