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COVID-19 cases continue downward trend

The number of newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 continues to decline across the state.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) reported on Wednesday that eight counties across the state, to include Northampton, have not experienced any new cases in a one-week period (May 26 – June 2).

In addition to Northampton, Currituck, Granville, Avery, Yancey, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania counties also had zero new cases over the past seven days.

Locally, Hertford County only had two new cases of the virus during the same time period. Bertie reported three news cases while Gates County had four.

That significant drop is also noted statewide. There were only 265 new cases of the virus in the state on Wednesday.

The number of individuals hospitalized with the virus also continues to fall. On Wednesday of this week, that number stood at 610 statewide.

Meanwhile, the percentage of North Carolina’s adult population who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 is slowly increasing. As of June 2, NCDHHS reported 53.4 percent of the adult population are at least partially vaccinated while 49.2 percent are fully vaccinated.

The statewide death toll is 13,110 since the pandemic began in March of last year.

 

 

 

 

 

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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