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COVID-19 Information and resources

Health Department COVID-19 Data January 14, 2021
Total Tests - 13,943
Negative Tests - 12,989
Positive Tests - 954
Recovered - 818
28702 - 3
28713 - 464
28719 - 443
28789 - 40
New Positives - 69
Active Cases - 126 - Swain residents under isolation and being monitored.
Deaths - 10
Swain Resident's Data provided by private providers and hospitals to the Swain County Health Department

About Swain County

Geographically, the county is spectacular. Much of it lies within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including its highest peak, Clingmans Dome. Four scenic rivers, the Nantahala, the Tuckasegee, the Oconaluftee and the Little Tennessee flow through the county and form the sprawling Lake Fontana, west of Bryson City, the county seat.

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The county also encompasses much of the Cherokee Indian Reservation, with its own independent government. Formed in 1871 from parts of Jackson County and Macon County, the county was named for David L. Swain, governor of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835. The estimated population in 2010 was 13,981. This was an increase of 7.8% from the 2000 census.

The Swain County Department of Social Services in conjunction with community stakeholders is conducting a brief survey regarding the need and feasibility of an Adult Day Care Program. Please take a moment and complete our survey. Link

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Community Announcements

The Swain County Courthouse Building will be closed Monday January 18th for Martin Luther King Day.

The Swain County Convenience Site (Green Cans) will be closed Monday January 18th for Martin Luther King Day.

Swain County DSS Department has an opening for a Child Welfare Social Supervisor.

COVID-19 Response Food Assistance

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