NC Coronavirus Update Jan. 5: Gov. Roy Cooper joins National Guard in North Carolina in Covid 19 vaccination efforts

REALITE, NC (WTVD) – Here are the latest updates about the novel coronavirus disease, Covid-19, in North Carolina.

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1:20 p.m.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports that 109,799 people in the state have received the first dose of the vaccine so far.

That number may be re-recorded as there may be a 72-hour interval to report.

That number does not include the 165,990 doses that have been allocated for long-term care facilities. As of January 4, CVS and Vaggrins reported to NCDHHS that 13,338 doses have been provided for long-term care facilities in the NC by the federal program.

1:15 p.m.
The number of hospital admissions to COVID-19 in North Carolina has been steadily rising.

On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services North Carolina reported that the hospital had 3,781 people with the virus. Since Monday it has been 146 and this is a record in epidemics.

In the last 24 hours 382 confirmed COVID-19 patients were admitted.

The percentage of positive tests is 1.2 per cent higher than the state target of positive percentage.

A total of 5,285 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

55 more deaths have also been reported. Which brings the number to 6,996 in the state since the onset of the epidemic.

1:05 p.m.
Government Roy Roy Cooper is assembling the National Guard to help North Carolina’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Cooper remarked that administering vaccines quickly is a state priority. He said using the National Guard would speed up the vaccination of local health providers.

The message was followed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that the highest rate of vaccination in the country was in the state.

1 p.m.
Early recipients of the Pfizer CO Weed-19 vaccine began receiving their second dose at UNC Medical Center on Tuesday.

The hospital said it has vaccinated 14,000 employees since the vaccine became available weeks ago. Those employees are now receiving follow-up doses as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

UNC Health said UNC RX employees at Raleigh will begin receiving their second dose on Thursday.

10:50 in the morning
For the second time, a COVID-19 outbreak confirmed by the Cypriot Rally.

Cyprus Rf Raleigh is a retirement community and nursing center located in North Raleigh.

The facility had its first outbreak in August. The state sets the status of an outbreak as two or more confirmed cases.

Under NCDHHS rules, the facility now reverts to previous restrictions and no visitors should be allowed for 28 days.

Characteristics about the number of confirmed cases in the facility or if those cases are in the staff or residents they have not been released.

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On Tuesday, seniors from a Raleigh community center will receive a potential life-saving vaccine.

The Cardinal will host the COVID-19 vaccine clinic for approximately 300 staff members and residents in the North Hills Senior Living Community. This group is among the people at risk and is the demographic part eligible for the early stages of the state of the vaccine rollout scheme.

See also: North Carolina has lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate among 7 states, CDC says

Some areas in the vaccine rollout plan could go into Phase 1B, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said. That phase includes essential workers aged 75 and over and beyond.

This happens when some healthcare workers in Phase 1A have not yet been vaccinated.

State and federal officials acknowledge that the vaccine rollout has not gone as smoothly as hoped.

Dr. “There have been some setbacks. It’s understandable,” said Anthony Fawcett. “We’re not where we want to be, no doubt about it.”

There are no specific dates left for any process for which you may be notified when the next vaccine rollout phase will begin or when it is your turn.

Health officials say patience is important. NCDHHS is directing people to this website for more information about the stages of vaccination.


10 p.m.
In an effort to advance its vaccination distribution, the Cumberland County Department of Public Health is effectively suspending its testing sites immediately, a press release said Monday.

From December 18, the department offers free COVID-19 testing twice a week at Manna Church and Second Missionary Baptist Church.

Dr. Director of Health. Jennifer Green told ABC11’s Michael Lozano that they don’t take the decision lightly, saying, “We want to make sure the staff has the capacity to test our community. And once we feel comfortable there, we move in that direction.” Happy. “

Dr. Lee said the department has received more than 500, 3,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in the past few weeks; However, in that time, they have only been able to deliver to more than 300 people under Phase 1A.

“We got this vaccine a week or two after the hospitals, so we’re still going into the first phase,” Green said.

A big gap that CCDPH hopes it can close with the help of its 250 nurses and staff. Lilo says they are trained to manage all vaccine distributions or sites so they can turn and maintain the operations of other departments.

Cumberland County has a total of 14,430 Covid-19 cases, with a total of 140 deaths and a positivity rate of 15.4%, according to local health officials.

Lee told ABC11 that there are still more than 20 free Covid-19 test sites in the county, which he decided to justify. He believes that the data collected by the department from the loss of some test sites will not be severely affected.

“There are many testing sites that are available to the public that are free and readily available,” Green added.

CCDPH will receive a second shipment of 975 Pfizer doses this week and will work to vaccinate the first timers and individuals returning for the second dose. The department will also work to get backups of some more test sites.

“We still continue to work with our state health department vendors, they will not be hired by the health department,” Green said.

Despite the county falling behind, Dr. Green told ABC 11 he expects to catch up and launch Phase 1B next week along with most of the state.

If you are looking for a free COVID-19 test, you can go to the NCDHHS website or the county website.

There is no word yet on how many vaccination sites will be available.

9:20 p.m.
January to students by Harnett County Board of Education. Was allowed to return to personal instruction on the 19th. Middle and high school students will continue on A / B schedule
The pre-K will continue the five-day face-to-face notification.
Starting this week, those aged 75 or over can register to receive the COVID-19 vaccination from the Wayne County Department of Health under Phase 1B.

The Wayne County Department of Health has 550 doses of the vaccine to register for these two vaccination events. More information can be found here.
12:15 p.m.
The daily positive test rate for COVID-19 in North Carolina has reached about 16.5%, the highest in epidemics.

Sunday comes after the 13.6% rate on Sunday and the 15.5% rate on Saturday.

The state reported 5,187 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and currently 3,63,535 people have been hospitalized in COVID-19, a new high.

6,941 deaths (an increase of 31 from Sunday’s report) and a total of 570,111 cases have been reported from COVID-19. Full statistics are available on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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The UK has given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Officials said they have 530,000 doses of the vaccine and they will continue to give the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Dialysis patient Brian Pinker first received a new vaccine shot at Oxford University Hospital.

Free COVID-19 testing is underway in Wake County this week. You can get a free COVID-19 test at Roberts Park, Marsh Creek Park and Method Community Park at Raleigh this week. No ID or insurance required. More information is available on the Wake County COVID-19 website.

Today is also the first day that some American patients will receive a second dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. It has been 21 days since the first official Pfizer vaccine was given to front workers.

The vaccine requires a second dose 3 weeks after the initial dose to provide the best level of protection against getting COVID-19.

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