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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 […]

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 […]

CMS announces new event guidelines

May 6. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has revised its end-of-year activity guidelines based on Gov. Cooper’s Executive Order No. 209 that went into effect April 30. Under the new CMS guidelines, scheduled performances—including dance, theater, orchestra and band—will allow no more than one to two guests per participant, dependent upon school venue capacity. For indoor events, each […]

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 […]

Thank a nurse during National Nurses Week

May 5. National Nurses Week begins tomorrow with National Nurses Day. The week goes through May 12, which was the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. It’s a great time to say thank you to a nurse with a card, a sign or an email. Atrium Health has several ideas for how […]

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 […]

COVID-19 update April 29

April 29. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,985 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 967,521 statewide since the outbreak began in 2020. Hospitalizations Statewide, hospitalizations increased by 20 in today’s report, to 1,137. Deaths There were 12 new deaths attributable to COVID-19 statewide, one of them in Huntersville. Testing […]