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Top COVID-19 questions from around the mountains

Buncombe County COVID-19 testing
FILE - Free COVID-19 test sites set up in Buncombe County (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

News 13's investigative team continues working to answer your questions about the pandemic and its impacts on Western North Carolina.

Here's a look at the top COVID-19 questions on our radar:

HOW MANY ICU BEDS DOES MISSION HOSPITAL HAVE?

"What is the ICU capacity at Mission Hospital and is it getting filled up with COVID patients?"

A spokesperson for Mission Health provides an update on the current number of ICU beds at Mission Hospital and what measures are in place to hold more patients.

CAN SOMEONE BE CHARGED IN NORTH CAROLINA IF THEY KNOWINGLY TRANSMIT COVID-19?

"Can someone be charged in North Carolina if they knowingly transmit COVID-19?"

One district attorney from the mountains answers this question and the I-Team takes a look at what state legislation is in place.

HOW LONG CAN A PERSON CONTINUE TO TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

"Can a person continue to test positive ... and if so, how many days after the last testing?"

The I-Team takes a look at what CDC officials say.

You can submit your COVID-19 questions to Iteam@wlos.com. News 13's Jennifer Emert, Lauren Brigman and Karen Zatkulak will work to get an answer for you.

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