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NCDHHS coronavirus data for Jan. 25

Jan. 25. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have fallen again, with the total statewide now at 3,287, according to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. Meanwhile, there were 4,633 new cases of the coronavirus, 32 percent below the median of the past month, based on data from Johns Hopkins University. (See chart.) The median […]

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Sold out: Speedway COVID vaccine appointments are full

Jan. 22. All 16,000 slots for COVID-19 vaccinations at Charlotte Motor Speedway are already booked for this weekend. “We will have more mass vaccinations sites, in addition to our ongoing and regular vaccinations, in the future with more openings,” an Atrium spokesman said. The mass vaccination, which opened at 7:30 am, is a partnership between […]


NCDHHS: 6,415 new cases, hospitalizations decrease

Jan. 20. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 6,415 new cases of the coronavirus statewide, up from 4,058 new cases yesterday, but down considerably from 11,000-plus cases reported back on Jan. 9. The entire state of North Carolina has had 690,912 cases of the coronavirus during the pandemic. Data […]

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CMS: Full remote until at least Feb. 12

Jan. 14. By Dave Yochum. Following yesterday’s directive from Mecklenburg Public Health Director Gibbie Harris, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted this morning to delay the return to in-person instruction into February. Previously, all students were scheduled to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 19. Rising COVID-19 infection rates in Mecklenburg County are behind the […]

NCDHHS greenlights vaccines for those 65 and up

Jan. 14. By Dave Vieser. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Service has changed the age limitations for COVID-19 vaccines, now making them available to anyone age 65 and older. The change conforms with new guidelines announced by the federal government on Tuesday. Federal health officials believe the new age limit will be simpler […]

First person: The COVID-19 vaccination is easy

Jan. 15. FIRST PERSON. By Dave Vieser. I consider getting a Covid 19 vaccine shot essential, so I got my first  COVID-19 vaccination this week. With almost 2,000 cases so far in Cornelius alone, I hope the following is helpful. I’m 75, and received an email last week from Atrium Health, advising me that it […]


NCDHHS: Coronavirus hospitalizations at 3,951

Jan. 13. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 5,098 new cases of the coronavirus today, down from 6,851 new cases yesterday. There were more than 11,000 new cases this past Saturday. Meanwhile, the Mecklenburg County Health Dept. issued a three-week directive urging people to stay home from work and school by […]

Bank of America is open

Jan. 11. Bank of America’s Cornelius branch has reopened a week after it closed unexpectedly. Customers can access safe deposit boxes, as well as any account or branch services. Drive-through windows are also open. The branch at 20005 W. Catawba did not open on Monday morning Jan. 4. There was apparently no prior notification to […]

Atrium expanding vaccinations to Cabarrus, Lincoln, Union

Jan. 11. Atrium Health Cabarrus, Atrium Health Lincoln and Atrium Health Union begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the general public. The expansion of vaccination availability across the region comes as North Carolina moved from Phase 1a to Phase 1b, Group 1, of its vaccine priority distribution plan that launched on Jan. 6 […]

10,398 new COVID cases sets record

Jan. 7.  It’s been another record-setting day for the coronavirus in North Carolina. There have been 137 new deaths and a total 3,960 COVID-19 patients statewide, but new cases—from which hospitalizations and deaths arise—soared to 10,398, 9 percent above the record 9,527 set on New Years Day. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services […]