The Halifax County Department of Health has reported 34 new COVID-19 cases and one new death. To date, 1,556 COVID-19 cases and 31 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in the county.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,908 new cases of COVID-19, the highest one-day increase since the onset of the epidemic. The increase breaks a record number of 23 cases last week.
There has been an increase in cases with another increase in tests completed with 40,736 more tests reported on Thursday. However, the percentage of positive tests increased to 6.9%. During a news conference on Thursday, NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mendy Cohen said the percentage of positive tests was stable, but much higher than in September, and much higher than the benchmark of 5% or less.
Currently, 1,161 people across the state have been hospitalized with COVID-19, another metric Cohen said has stabilized at a high level. In the last 24 hours, 309 suspected COVID-19 patients have been admitted to hospitals across North Carolina.
Morning Storylines on Friday
COVID-19 has changed the lives of many public and private sector employees, many working from home in recent months. A recent report by health officials said the best practice could continue as cases increase in many states.
a New report From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who continue to work in office fees or learn in a school setting are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. The study showed that employed adults who tested positive for COVID-19 were almost twice as likely to report going to a physical workplace regularly than those who tested negative.
“Industries and employers should promote alternative work site options, such as telecommunications, where possible, to reduce the spread of SARS-Cavi-2,” a summary said. “Where telework alternatives are not possible, workplace safety measures should continue on a smaller scale to reduce possible workplace contamination.”
Middle school-age students in the Wake County public school system will be allowed to return to the classroom on Monday. Students will return to school in a 3-week rotation.
The virus is not only growing in the United States. Rising cases are also being reported in Europe, and daily new coronavirus infections in Russia peaked at 20,000 on Friday, setting a new record since the onset of the epidemic.
The Halifax County Department of Health has reported 21 new cases out of a total of 1,522 total positive COVID 19 cases.
Countywide – 30 deaths in 1.9% of cases.
After the election, while expressing optimism that COVID-19 prevention will come down to less politics, Gov. Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said North Carolina’s COVID-19 matrix is still trending in the wrong direction, and both are concerned about the current state of the virus in the Tar Hill state.
Before visiting the state’s four key metrics, Cohen said, “Visits to a syndrome emergency room like Covid, the speed of positive cases, positive tests and the percentage of hospital admissions: We are seeing high Covid cases in this regard.”
While syndromic ER visits are declining slightly, they are already advanced in epidemics. In addition, the path to positive cases is longer than ever before and is steadily increasing.
“The weather is getting colder and people are gathering inside the house,” Cohen said.
While both positive tests and hospitalization percentages have stabilized since mid-October, both have risen in the early part of the month and are higher.
Cohen also said that at the time, the flu and other viruses that spread the flu and other viruses at the time made hospitals stressful for capacity even in years without the Covid-19 in the winter months.
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While she said her department will release a more comprehensive guide next week, Cohen will pass five guidelines for those hoping for a small gathering of family and friends for Thanksgiving or other holidays.
“I know people want and need to be together during the holidays,” Cohen said. “If you decide to host or attend a holiday gathering, there are ways to do it as safely as possible.”
- If you feel sick, diagnosed with Covid-19, or believe you have contracted the virus, do not host or participate in any hosting.
- Keep gatherings small and out whenever possible. Do not exceed the gathering limit of 25 people inside the house.
- Set up separate tables for people in the same house to sit together, with as much distance as possible between the tables.
- Generally clean and disinfect surfaces such as counters, door handles and serving utensils
- Follow 3W: Wear a mask whenever possible, wash your hands frequently and keep as much distance as possible between you and others.
In addition, while COVID-19 tests in North Carolina are generally reserved for people with symptoms, front line workers, or those who believe they have been exposed to the virus, Cohen recommended that anyone consider traveling or participating in a holiday celebration. That is, before taking the test. Leaving, however, he reminded North Carolinians that negative testing does not allow for negligent behavior – one should wear a mask and study social distance when no one around is around.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,859 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase since the outbreak and more than 2,000 new cases for the third day in a row. In fact, more than 2,000 cases have been reported in the state in nine of the last 10 days, with 2,800 more cases in the four-day and one-day records than 2,800.
Reported on Wednesday. 1,049. Case growth was found with a sharp increase in completed tests. By Tuesday, the percentage of positive tests had dropped similarly from 7% to 6.6%.
More than 11 deaths have been reported in the state since Kovid-1, a trend that is on the rise these days, although it is not an important metric for state health officials, as it is an indicator behind death.
Currently, 1,193 people are hospitalized in Kovid-19, of which 97% are reported by hospitals. In the last 24 hours, 319 suspected COVID-19 patients have been admitted to hospitals across the state.
Third Morning Storylines
With most Americans focusing on the final stages of deciding the next president, the Covid-19 epidemic is becoming a major hurdle in the U.S., where many states posted an all-time high on Wednesday, setting another record for confirmed coronavirus cases every day. Has arrived.
In North Carolina, 2,425 new cases were reported Wednesday and 50 people died. The percentage of positive tests sits at 7.4% (the state’s target is to stay below 5%).
Governor. Roy Cooper and the state’s coronavirus task force will address the state on Thursday at 2 p.m. You can watch the update on ABC11 and ABC11.com.
According to the Associated Press, the U.S. has set a record for daily infections with a 45% increase in cases in two weeks.
Meanwhile, about 20,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in Germany in a single day, the highest level ever.
The National Center for Disease Control, the Robert Koch Institute, said Thursday that 19,990 infections have been confirmed in the last 24 hours. Which tops the previous record of 19,059 set on Saturday.
Wake County Public Health has confirmed the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 1101 Hartwell St. in The Gauran – The Laurels Forest in Forest Glen.
This is the second outbreak confirmed at this location. No additional information about residents or employees at the facility will be disclosed.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services defines an epidemic as a positive test for the virus in two or more people – residents or employees.
Mandy Cohen’s Order No. 3 under NCDHHS Seconds, some features that experience a new outbreak should fall back into previous restrictions and not allow visitors up to 28 days. These include nursing homes, supportive living facilities, adult care homes, behavioral health and intellectual / developmental disability services, intermediate care facilities and psychiatric residential treatment facilities.
The Sampson County Department of Health is filing 15 new cases, bringing the total number of positive cases to 2,956 to date.
There have been 31 deaths across the county.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,425 new COVID-19 cases that killed more than 50 people, with a sharp rise in both metrics as North Carolina’s main indicators turned in the wrong direction.
The increase in new cases came with only 24,025 more completed tests, the lowest increase in six days. At the same time, the percentage of positive tests has risen from around 6% to 7.4% after several days.
Currently, 1,186 people have been hospitalized in Kovid-19, in addition to 11 patients since Tuesday.
The Halifax County Health Department reports 15 new cases for a total of 1,522 positive COVID 19 cases.
There have been 29 deaths in the county – or 1.9% of cases.
A central prison offender with pre-existing medical conditions, who tested positive for COVD-19, has died in a prison hospital.
“His death is tragic, and we are working hard to reduce the impact of the virus in our prisons,” said Todd Ishii, the prison’s commissioner. “The health and safety of employees and the criminal population is our priority.”
The offender, in his early 80s, tested positive for Covid-19 on October 14 and as his condition worsened, he was hospitalized, and died on November 3.
Residents near downtown or Southeast Raleigh will soon have an easy way to test for COVID-19. Wake County is partnering with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Davy Street Presbyterian Church to provide free drive-through testing this weekend.
Wake County Medical Director Dr. “We want to make testing easily available in communities where access may be limited – such as near Southeast Raleigh or downtown,” said Kim McDonald. “Partnering with these churches will facilitate and secure access to people who need the Covid-19 test.”
The new drive-thru test sites will run Saturday and Sunday. Appointments can be made online in a half-hour interval from 9am to 5pm. The service is free, but people must sign up here. Wake up To secure their place.
Raleigh Gethsemane is located at 2525 Sandford Road in Southeast Raleigh. Davy Street Presbyterian is located 300 E. Near Davy St. Downtown Raleigh.
In addition to testing, Raleigh will give Gethsemane 100 emergency food boxes (50 on Saturday and 50 on Sunday). They will be distributed to test takers on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wednesday Morning Headline
As the Covid-19 matrix continues to lean in the wrong direction in North Carolina, Wake County is expanding .co access to free Covid-19 drive-through test sites.
In a news release, the county announced that it would open two new test sites this weekend in downtown and southeastern Raleigh: one at Gethsemane Seventh-day Adventist Church and one at Davy Street Presbyterian Church.
Testing sites are open this week on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who wish to take the exam must sign up in advance for the appointment .Online here.
Officials at Raleigh Gethsema will provide daily emergency food items to first-come, first-served, first-come, first-served basis.
Wake County Medical Director Dr. “We want to make the test readily available in communities where limited access may be limited – such as near the South-East Rail or downtown,” Kim MacDonald said in a written statement. “Partnering with these churches will facilitate and secure access to people who need the Covid-19 test.”
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