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NC Coronavirus Updates and Latest News

At Least One Dose (18+) Fully Vaccinated (18+)
NC 62.0% 58.0%
US 74.1% 62.8%
Dr. Mandy Cohen
Dr. Mandy Cohen, NC's guide during the COVID-19 pandemic, stepping down as DHHS secretary

Dr. Mandy Cohen, the secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services who quickly became the public face of North Carolina's response to COVID-19, is stepping down.

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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

Data from South Africa reported about 10 percent of those hospitalized with the variant are ages 2 and younger
Health experts worry about low vaccination rates in children as omicron variant spreads

Health experts are closing monitoring the omicron variant's impact on children after new information showed kids are at risk.

Concerns rise over low vaccination rates among North Carolina children
Concerns rise over low vaccination rates among North Carolina children

Health experts are closing monitoring the omicron variant's impact on children after new information showed kids are at risk.

Economy

Duke economists explain climbing prices
Inflation spikes to 30-year high -- when will costs come down?

People across the country are seeing higher prices at the mall, grocery store and gas pump due to inflation. Experts predict it's most likely to stay for a while.

The cost of craft beer is going up
Aluminum can change could have costly impact at local breweries

No matter what local brewery you prefer, it could soon cost more to drink local because one of the world's largest aluminum can suppliers says changes are coming.

WRAL Data Trackers

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LEAD program giving new hope to Robeson Co. families
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LEAD program giving new hope to Robeson Co. families

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At Least One Dose (18+) Fully Vaccinated (18+)
NC 62.0% 58.0%
US 74.1% 62.8%