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COVID-19 update May 13

May 13. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,394 new COVID-19 cases, down slightly from 1,493 new cases yesterday. The median of the past seven days of reported results (1,493 cases) statewide is 24.8 percent below the median of the past 31 days (1,985 cases). (See chart; data from Johns Hopkins.) […]

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COVID-19 update May 11: Drop in new cases

May 11. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 699 new COVID-19 cases, a steep decline from the volume earlier this year. The median of the past seven days of reported results (1,932 cases) statewide is 10.8 percent below the median of the past 31 days (2167 cases). (See chart; data from […]

Novant begins Pfizer shots for 12- to 15-year-olds Thursday afternoon

May 10. Novant Health will accept COVID-19 vaccination walk-ins for 12- to 15 year-olds beginning 3 pm Thursday, contingent on expected approvals from the Food & Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. The closest location is Novant Health Medical Group at 17220 Northcross Drive in Huntersville. It is open 8 am to 5 […]

COVID-19 update May 10

May 10. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 974 new COVID-19 cases, down from 1,932 new cases reported late Friday afternoon and 1,798 new cases reported last Thursday. Hospitalizations Statewide, hospitalizations were at 951, down from 1,007 one week ago. Deaths There were 10 new deaths attributable to COVID-19 statewide in […]

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New tool makes it easier to get vaccinated

May 10. North Carolinians 16 years or older can now input their ZIP code at www.vaccines.gov  or www.vacunas.gov or text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) / VACUNA (822862) to get help making a vaccine appointment at a nearby location. We punched in 28031 and got 50 providers centered on Cornelius (screenshot). Right now, more […]

COVID-19 update May 6

The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,798 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 978,566 statewide since the outbreak began in March of 2020. Hospitalizations Statewide, hospitalizations were at 1,031, up from 1,000 yesterday Deaths There were 17 new deaths attributable to COVID-19 statewide in today’s report, for a total of […]

COVID update May 4

May 4. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 981 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 975,300 statewide since the outbreak began in March of 2020. Hospitalizations Statewide, hospitalizations were at 1,050, up from 1,007 yesterday Deaths There were 8 new deaths attributable to COVID-19 statewide since Friday, for a total […]

COVID-19 update May 3

May 3. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,126 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 974,319 statewide since the outbreak began in 2020. A total of 331 of the 2,231 COVID-19 cases reported for April 30 were based on tests performed at Catawba Valley Medical Center between Jan. 6 and […]

Some COVID restrictions ease today, including masks outdoors

April 30. COVID-19 restrictions ease starting today, based on a new Executive Order from Gov. Roy Cooper. —Masks will no longer be required outdoors but will still be required indoors in public places. —Wearing masks is still encouraged in outdoor spaces with large crowds or where social distancing is not possible. —Limits on mass gatherings […]

COVID update: Moderna forecasts need for booster shots

April 30. With Moderna forecasting an “expected significant need for booster vaccinations in 2022 and beyond,” the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,231 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 969,752 statewide since the outbreak began in 2020. Moderna said waning immunity will impact vaccine efficacy within 12 months, while COVID-19 […]