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NC opening vaccines to all adults April 7

Gov. Cooper

March 25. All North Carolina adults will be eligible to get vaccinated by April 7, according to the new timeline announced by Gov. Roy Cooper Thursday afternoon.

Beginning March 31, all essential workers not yet vaccinated and people living in other congregate settings such as student dormitories will be eligible for vaccination. Essential workers include frontline workers who do not have to be in person for work and those in a range of sectors such as construction, energy, financial services and public works as per the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

“I’m grateful for North Carolinians who are taking this seriously and getting the shot when it’s their time and I’m encouraged that North Carolina will be able to open eligibility to all adults well ahead of the President’s May 1 goal,” Cooper said.

New cases

The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,112 new COVID-19 cases, up slightly from 2,098 new cases yesterday.


Hospitalizations statewide were at 945 today, down from 981 yesterday.

Deaths statewide

There were 93 new deaths statewide in today’s NCDHHS report.

Positive test rate

Today’s rate was reported at 4.2 percent, down from 6.1 percent yesterday.

Technology glitch at NCDHHS

The North Carolina COVID-19 dashboards are hosted on Tableau Public which is currently experiencing outages preventing updates. We hope to provide updates on Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville tomorrow.