Here you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in North Carolina and surrounding region, and resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.
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What’s New — Week of Oct. 25:
- More than 9.0 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 230,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
- The latest surge of COVID-19 infections has brought the seven-day average of new daily cases to heights not seen since the pandemic began. The seven-day average of new cases hit 68,767 on Sunday, topping the previous peak of 67,293 reported on July 22. The two highest single days of new cases were Friday and Saturday, with more than 83,000 new cases added each day.
- The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is driving up food insecurity across America. 54 million Americans are going hungry. Here is how you can get help if you are facing food insecurity today.
- Immunity to COVID-19 infection lingers for at least five months, researchers reported — and probably longer than that.
- As voters get ready to head to the polls on Election Day, many will do something they have never done before: put on a mask to go vote. Here are coronavirus guidelines for in-person voting.
- Gov. Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 171 Wednesday to strengthen eviction protections and keep more North Carolinians in their homes.
- Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday.
North Carolina Numbers:
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has not updated its coronavirus numbers for Friday because of a technical delay, it reported. It is working to provide an update as soon as possible, which is when this article will be updated.
- There have been 274,635 cases and 4,378 deaths in the state as of Saturday
- There are currently 1,184 people hospitalized
- The state has completed 4,043,698 tests
- 6.1% of tests returned positive, with 2,805 new cases reported Saturday
- Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said the goal for this benchmark is 5%.
Piedmont Triad County Numbers:
- Alamance County has 5,511 positive cases, 89 deaths
- Alleghany County has 311 positive cases, 2 deaths
- Caswell County has 640 positive cases, 5 deaths
- Davidson County has 3,836 positive cases, 44 deaths
- Davie County has 786 positive cases, 11 deaths
- Forsyth County has 9,121 positive cases, 121 deaths
- Guilford County has 11,877 positive cases, 210 deaths
- Montgomery County has 1,208 positive cases, 40 deaths
- Randolph County has 3,921 positive cases, 64 deaths
- Rockingham County has 2,125 positive cases, 26 deaths
- Stokes County has 710 positive cases, 12 deaths
- Surry County has 1,961 positive cases, 33 deaths
- Wilkes County has 1,846 positive cases, 38 deaths
- Yadkin County has 1,084 positive cases, 9 deaths
How can I protect myself and my family?
The following is recommended by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
Should you see a doctor?
The CDC says: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.
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