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NC, with 11 coronavirus deaths per 10,000, is below states like SC, Texas, NJ

March 5. By Dave Yochum. With the help of Johns Hopkins University data, we analyzed cumulative state-by-state data around COVID-19 cases per 10,000 and deaths per 10,000. North Carolina‚Äôs cumulative totals are 869 cases per 10,000 and 11 deaths per 10,000. Neighboring South Carolina, which has had a history of fewer COVID restrictions, came in […]

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One year into this, statewide positivity rate falls to 4.2%

March 4. By Dave Yochum. The decline is the median number of new COVID cases during the past week (2,643) vs. the past month (3,227) is continuing in North Carolina. The new case volume is down 18 percent this past week compared to the past 31 days, based on data from Johns Hopkins University. But […]

Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Dept.

SAFER grant could fund Cornelius paid firefighters

March 3. Cornelius is seeking federal federal grants to pay for three additional full time firefighters. The funds come under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). A resolution in support of this effort was unanimously approved this week by the Town Board. The SAFER grants were created to […]

From Gov. Cooper's Twitter feed today

NCDHHS reports hospitalizations nearing 1,300, lowest in 3 months

March 3. By Dave Yochum. With additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, including grocery store workers, law enforcement and firefighters, college staff and restaurant workers, some providers may not be ready There is still high demand for vaccines in Groups 1, 2, and 3. The new Johnson & Johnson vaccine […]

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COVID restrictions ease at 5 pm; more than 784,000 North Carolinians have received both doses

Feb. 26. With COVID-19 restrictions easing at 5 pm today, the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services is reporting more than 784,000 North Carolinians have received both doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. That’s almost twice as many as two weeks ago. The median number of new cases over the past week (3,227) […]

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COVID hospitalizations statewide below 1,500

Feb. 25. UPDATE 2:45 pm. By Dave Yochum. A day after Gov. Cooper announced plans to loosen COVID-19 restrictions on bars and other businesses, the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported the lowest number of coronavirus hospitalizations statewide since November. Statewide, hospitalizations fell to 1,498, from 2,781 on Feb. 1. The median […]

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COVID-19 update Feb. 24

Feb. 24. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 3,346 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. The figure is more than double yesterday’s total, but well below the median new case volume over the past month. (See chart, based on data from Johns Hopkins University.) Yesterday’s increase of 1,514 new cases in North […]

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New cases of COVID-19 continue to fall

Feb. 23. The median number of new COVID cases during the past week (3,167) vs. the past month (4,128) is down 23 percent, based on data from Johns Hopkins University. (See chart.) The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,514 new cases, the lowest increase since November. Assuming necessary regulatory approvals Johnson […]

Red Cross blood donor alert

Feb. 23. With record-breaking cold and winter storms resulting in the American Red Cross cancelling blood drives in about 30 states, there’s a shortage of blood products everywhere. The Red Cross is asking healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies. To help […]

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New coronavirus case volume down 23% past week vs. past month

Feb. 22. The decline is the median number of new COVID cases during the past week (3,167) vs. the past month (4,130) is continuing in North Carolina. The new case volume is down 23 percent this past week compared to the past 31 days, based on data from Johns Hopkins University. (See chart.) The NC […]

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