Crowds clamoring for State Fair food worry some about coronavirus spread
The daily average of new coronavirus infections in North Carolina has reached unprecedented levels in recent days, but that doesn't appear to be keeping people from going to events that are attracting crowds.
>> THIS IS WRAL NEWS, YOUR NUMBER ONE SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS. >> >> A ONE-TWO PUNCH OF COLD- WEATHER AND A SPIKE IN COVID-19 TASERS HAS NORTH CAROLINA'S TOP HEALTH EXPERTS CONCERNED. >> >>> WE TALKED TO THE STATE HEALTH DIRECTOR TODAY, AND SHE SAYS THAT WE ARE HEADING INTO COLDER MONTHS WITH MORE PEOPLE INDOORS. IT IS ALL OF THESE COMBINED, IS THE REASON FOR THE RECENT SPIKE. >> STANDING AT A DISTANCE IN LINE AND WEARING MASKS AT THIS YEAR'S ALTERNATIVE TO THE STATE FAIR. >> BUT, THE ATKINS FAMILY SAID AFTER DRIVING AND HOUR FROM CASWELL COUNTY ON SUNDAY, THEY LEFT BECAUSE OF COVE IT -- BECAUSE OF COVID CONCERNS. >> THEY RETURNED TO THE FAIRGROUNDS MONDAY ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHERS LIKE JULIE HARMON, WHO SAID SHE IS STARTING TO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE AROUND CROWDS WITH PRECAUTION >> >> THAT COVID FATIGUE IS LEADING TO MORE CASES ACCORDING TO THE STATE HEALTH DIRECTOR AFTER SEEING SPIKES. ADULTS IN WHITE RULE COMMUNITIES ARE NOW GETTING INFECTED AT A HIGHER RATE. >> JOE FISHER LIVE AT THE STATE