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NCDHHS: Hospitalizations, deaths due to COVID-19 drop

Feb. 15. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services at noon reported statewide hospitalizations were down 17 percent in the space of a single week, even as Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, says the next 14 weeks will be the most difficult […]


COVID-19 hospitalizations down 45% from a month ago

Feb. 12. Today’s COVID-19 update from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services once again shows fewer hospitalizations statewide as well as deaths due to the coronavirus back under 100 total for the day. Meanwhile, the median daily volume of new cases over the past seven days (4,172) compared to the median of the […]

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Autumn Care administrator managed through COVID-19 outbreak

Feb. 12. By Dave Yochum. Let’s be honest. Almost no one could have seen the pandemic coming at the very beginning of 2020. Josh Wood didn’t, nor did hospital administrators, public health officials and elected officials. Indeed, it wasn’t until March 3, 2020 that North Carolina reported its first COVID-19 case. “I want to assure […]


Coronavirus trends: NCDHHS data show some are in the right direction

Feb. 10. COVID-19 hospitalizations and the percent positive rate continue to drop statewide, according to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. Hospitalizations across North Carolina have declined to levels not seen since early December. The median daily volume of new cases over the past seven days (4,172) compared to the median of the […]


Meck deaths due to COVID-19 down from a month ago; vaccines opening to teachers

Feb. 10. Based on Johns Hopkins’ COVID-19 data, the median of new COVID-19 cases per day over the past week is down 21 percent from the median daily volume over the past 31 days. There were 3,833 new cases of the coronavirus statewide in today’s NC Dept. of Health & Human Services report, up from […]

How to apply for NC Education Corps

Feb. 9. Students attending Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will benefit from a new partnership between the NC State Board of Education, the Office of the Governor, local school systems and the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. The NC Education Corps will provide emergency relief to public schools by employing talented community members—including current college students […]

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Johns Hopkins data: NC below region average in deaths per 10,000

Feb. 5. By Dave Yochum. Using Johns Hopkins’ Center for Systems Science and Engineering’s COVID-19 data, along with the US Census Bureau’s population statistics, we computed the number of COVID-19 deaths per ten thousand people in the Southeast United States. North Carolina is well below the region’s average number of deaths per 10,000, 13.34, at […]

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National survey: NC ranks 33rd in COVID safety

Feb. 4. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make life difficult, it’s interesting to compare the states by coronavirus safety metrics. A new national survey from Wallet Hub puts North Carolina at No. 33 in terms of safest states, and South Carolina at No. 50. WalletHub took into consideration things like COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, […]

50% said they plan to spend the big game with just their immediate household this year.

COVID warning flag: Watch those Super Bowl parties

Feb. 4. Days before the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, healthcare officials are cautioning against Super Bowl watch parties. “You don’t want parties with people that you haven’t had much contact with,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday. Comparing watch parties to holidays like […]


New cases of COVID-19 still trend down, in spite of one-time bump

Feb. 3. The median number of new COVID cases during the past week is still falling despite a one-time surge of 12,000 cases today due to delayed reporting in December and January. Based on data from Johns Hopkins University, the volume of new cases during the past seven days is down 13.87 percent compared to […]