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NC Coronavirus Updates and Latest News

At Least One Dose (18+) Fully Vaccinated (18+)
NC 69.0% 64.0%
US 76.7% 66.2%
Federal unemployment stimulus over: So are more people returning to work?
Are more people returning to work after federal unemployment stimulus ended?

Many employers say the extra unemployment money was making it difficult for them to find employees. So now that the federal money is gone - are people once again looking for work?

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New reported COVID-19 cases, deaths in NC

New laboratory confirmed cases and deaths are based on daily reporting from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services via the agency's COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard started publishing case counts on March 13 and death counts on March 26. Because these case and death numbers can lag slightly based on the time it takes labs to process tests and health officials to confirm cases, we're also calculating a seven-day rolling average to show the curve of cases. NOTE: This chart now includes cases and deaths identified through antigen testing, which DHHS began reporting on its dashboard on Sept. 25. Read more about the corrections and compare the changes here.

Source: N.C. DHHS
Graphic: Tyler Dukes, WRAL


Vaccination News

Joe DeSimone, former UNC/NCSU professor
Researcher says vaccine patch is more effective, easier to administer than shot

Joseph DeSimone, a Stanford University chemistry professor who for years held a dual appointment at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University, discusses his research into a vaccine patch.

vaccine patch
Don't like needles? Researchers working on vaccine patches, treatment pills

For people who can't stand needles, the thought of getting a shot makes them squeamish. That can make them hesitant to get the right prevention or treatment for infections like the coronavirus infection. But researchers are working to make vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and other illnesses completely jab-free.

Economy

Biden Calls on Global Partners to Bolster the World’s COVID-19 Response: ‘We Need to Go Big.’
Fact check: Has Biden 'created more jobs in his first 7 months' than any president?

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee on Sept. 3, 2021 took to Twitter to credit President Joe Biden with a historic upturn in the number of new jobs. She tweeted that "Biden has created more jobs in his first 7 months than any POTUS in history." PolitiFact checks her claim.

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo postponed until next spring

Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 and the infectious Delta variant, the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo is being postponed until next year.

Education and Learning

Health and Medicine

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Neighboring states report more new virus cases per 100,000 residents than NC
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Neighboring states report more new virus cases per 100,000 residents than NC

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Raleigh teen publishes children's book about COVID-19
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Coronavirus News Outside of North Carolina

WRAL News has been offering Fact not Fear when covering the coronavirus pandemic, with a focus on North Carolina. You can revisit all of our coverage, day-by-day, below:

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At Least One Dose (18+) Fully Vaccinated (18+)
NC 69.0% 64.0%
US 76.7% 66.2%