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COVID update April 9: More than 2,500 new cases reported by NCDHHS

April 9. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,509 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, ahead of yesterday’s 2,087 new cases and the median of 2,001 daily new cases over the past month. (See chart; data provided by Johns Hopkins University. We do not count zero days, which would include Saturdays and […]

April 8 COVID update: NC is 28% fully vaccinated

April 8. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,087 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. Meanwhile, 40 percent of North Carolinians have been partially vaccinated; 28 percent are fully vaccinated. Today’s NCDHHS new case count is higher than any day since March 26. Hospitalizations Statewide, hospitalizations fell to 1,004, […]

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Vaccinations open for anyone over 16 in NC

April 7. By Dave Yochum. As a highly contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK reaches every state in the US, North Carolina appears to be holding its own COVID-wise. To date, the state has administered over 5.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines. Forty percent of those 18 and up are at least partially […]

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COVID update April 6

April 6. By Dave Yochum. North Carolina ranks 28th on a list of “least restrictive” states in terms of COVID-19 rules and regulations, meaning we’re more restrictive than 22 states. According to the new WalletHub study, South Carolina is the seventh-least restrictive state, COVID-wise, while New Jersey ranks 41st. To read WalletHub’s study, click here. […]

As of April 7, all North Carolinians over 16 will be eligible for vaccine

All of Group 4, including a variety of additional essential workers and people living in other congregate settings such as student dormitories, are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. For an updated list of workers, click here. All North Carolinians age 16 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated beginning on April 7. You can […]

March 29 COVID update; hospitalizations fall to 873

March 29. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,372 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 910,833 statewide since the outbreak began a year ago. Hospitalizations Statewide, hospitalizations fell to 873 statewide, down from 933 on Friday. Deaths There have been a total of 12,085 COVID-19 related deaths statewide, up 249 […]

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March 24 COVID update

March 24. The median of new coronavirus cases over the past seven days (1,999) in North Carolina is running 1.38 percent below the median during the past 31 days (2,027), based on COVID-19 data supplied by Johns Hopkins University. Yesterday Gov. Roy Cooper eased COVID-19 restrictions such that retailers, museums and salons may reopen at […]

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Starting April 12, in-person instruction for CMS grades 6-12 increases to four days a week

March 24. The CMS Board of Education has voted to send students in high schools and traditional middle schools back to classrooms four days a week beginning April 12. While it applies only to families who opt to have their students attend in-person learning, families will have the option to choose between the Full Remote […]

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Cooper eases many restrictions on Friday, mask guidance still in place

March 23. By Dave Yochum. Gov. Roy Cooper loosened a variety of COVID-19 restrictions, while still requiring masks and social distancing in public settings. He made the announcement during a 2 pm press conference today where he also lifted the 11 pm curfew for on-site alcohol consumption. It was a year ago that businesses began […]

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March 23 COVID update

March 23. By Dave Yochum. The median of new coronavirus cases over the past seven days (1,999) in North Carolina is running 1.7 percent below the median during the past 31 days (2,034), based on COVID-19 data supplied by Johns Hopkins University. Even as the number of people vaccinated grows, COVID-19 cases are increasing in […]

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