Nash County surpassed the 400 mark in the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases over the weekend, with 52 new cases reported from Friday night to Sunday night.
Nash County Health Director Bill Hill reported on Monday afternoon 40 new cases overnight Friday, June 26 into Saturday. Of those cases, 24 were at a congregate living senior facility.
"We are having an outbreak at Hunter Hill Senior Living Facility," Hill said. "This is a situation we've been watching for several days."
Saturday night into Sunday brought another 12 positive cases and Hill reported another 22 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of positive confirmed cases to 462.
Hill said the county also experienced two COVID-19 related deaths over the weekend, bringing the total number of deaths to six.
Hill reported 23 of the positive cases were currently hospitalized, while 143 were isolated and 240 were recovered.
Nash UNC Hospitals is reporting 20 positive inpatients, with six of those requiring critical care.
The hospital also reported it has tested 3,280 patients for COVID-19 and treated a total of 212 COVID positive inpatients, 44 of which required critical care.
Hill said he has been in contact with the hospital in relation to the number of available beds for COVID patients.
"They have good availability of ICU beds," Hill said. "But we are certainly watching that."
The hospital reported that it has been planning since March for the increase in COVID patients and is prepared for current and future projections.