The number of positive COVID-19 cases identified in Henderson County was at 1,452 Thursday, up from 1,365 last Friday, state health officials said, along with 54 deaths.


Of the total cases, 363 have been identified in long-term care facilities, the Henderson County Department of Public Health reported Monday.


As of Wednesday, 30% of cases and 96% of deaths were in patients ages 60 and older; 54% of cases were in ages 20 to 59; and 16% of cases were found in infants to 19-year-olds. Two deaths were in the 20-59 age range.


The health department reports that 816 individuals have recovered from coronavirus, up from 765 Friday, and 17,064 tests have been administered.


The majority of the cases - 645 - have been identified in the 28792 zip code for Hendersonville.


State numbers


The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reports 131,267 cases identified in the state as of Thursday, up from 122,148 Saturday; 2,092 deaths, up from 1,924 deaths Saturday; and 1,147 hospitalizations, with 90% of hospitals reporting.


A total of 1,904,750 tests have been administered so far in the state.


Buncombe County had 1,785 cases Thursday, and 46 deaths; Polk County had 148 cases and five deaths; and Transylvania County had 129 cases and one death.


While only 12% of total cases have been identified in state residents ages 65 and older as of Thursday, 80% of deaths fell into that age range.


National numbers


Nationwide, the CDC reported 4,802,491 total cases Thursday, an increase of 53,685 in 24 hours, and 157,631 deaths, an increase of 1,320 in 24 hours.


To access state information, go to https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.


For the county’s dashboard, go to www.hendersoncountync.gov/health/page/public-health-advisory-coronavirus-covid-19.