Two bars in Glenwood South had lines out the door as NC reaches new high in coronavirus cases
The same day North Carolina reported its highest number of cases, crowds of people were out late Saturday night in Raleigh. The Raleigh Beer Garden and the BBQ Bar in the Glenwood South area both had lines out the door. An employee said that the bar was at maximum allowed capacity under the restaurants' current rules. Police were at the scene last night too, but it didn't shut down either of the businesses. The department said it was going to "educate" customers and businesses about Gov. Cooper's order and the spread of coronavirus.
CHANCES ARE EXPECTED TO PICK UP LATER ON. >>> THE SAME DAY NORTH CAROLINA REPORTED THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES, CROWDS OF PEOPLE WERE OUT LATE LAST NIGHT IN RALEIGH. WE DID NOT SEE MUCH SOCIAL DISTANCING. THIS VIDEO CAME IN JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. THIS IS THE GLENWOOD SOUTH AREA. LOTS OF PEOPLE STANDING IN LINE CLOSE TO EACH OTHER. WE WERE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ANYONE WEARING A MASK. WE'RE TOLD THIS SCENE IS TYPICAL ON THE WEEKEND. BUT IT IS STILL UNBELIEVABLE. AN EMPLOYEE SAID THEY WERE AT MAXIMUM ALLOWED CAPACITY INSIDE. SO SOME CUSTOMERS TO WAIT OUTSIDE TILL OTHERS LEFT. WE FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS AFTER A VIEWER SENT US THESE PHOTOS OF THE RALEIGH BEER GARDEN. WE REACHED OUT TO THE POLICE ABOUT THIS OVERNIGHT. WE'RE TOLD THAT THE DEPARTMENT'S CURRENT WAY OF HANDLING THE SITUATIONS IS TO EDUCATE CUSTOMER AND BUSINESS OWNERS ABOUT THE RECOMMENDED PRACTICES. REALLY UNBELIEVABLE. >> THIS IS THE REASON WHY THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT CROWDS RIGHT NOW. 1500 CASES CAME BACK POSITIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA. 10% OF CORONAVIRUS TESTS ARE NOW COMING BACK POSITIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA. THAT AN INCREASE IN THE PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE CASES. SO THE HIGHER NUMBER OF CASES IS NOT JUST THE RESULT OF AN INCREASE IN TESTING. TEN MORE NORTH CAROLINIANS ALSO DIED. THE GOVERNOR DISCUSSED THE TROUBLING NUMBERS. >> WHEN YOU'VE BEEN IN A CROWD, YOUR RISK OF CONTRACTING COVID- 19 INCREASES. THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE WHEN PEOPLE ARE NOT WEARING FACE COVERINGS. WE RECOMMEND ANYONE THAT HAS BEEN IN A CROWD GET TESTED, EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO SYMPTOMS. >> Reporter: NEW PROJECTIONS FROM THE CDC SAID THAT 130,000 AMERICANS COULD DIE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS BY THE FOURTH OF JULY. IT STAND AT 115,000 DEATHS. THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE CDC SAID THAT THE COVID CASES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AS THE SUMMER GOES ON. HE WARNS THAT WE NEED TO BE OVERPREPARED FOR WHAT WE COULD FACE BEYOND THAT. THAT INCLUDES GETTING YOUR FLU SHOT AND UNDERSTANDING THE VIRUS COULD STILL BE CIRCULATING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS. >>> A PASTOR AT A CHURCH IN GOLDSBORO SAID THAT HE'S BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19. DANIEL WEEKS REVEALED HIS