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Three McDowell County Residents Have Recovered from COVID-19

McDowell County Health Department is reporting that three of the six McDowell County residents who were diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19) have recovered and are now out of quarantine.  

To be considered fully recovered, the CDC says the following must occur: 

1. At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.

2. Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)

3. At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.  There have been zero deaths related to COVID-19 in McDowell County.  

In addition to the diagnosed cases, 150 tests have been administered and 20 results are pending.