COVID outbreak kills 3 in North Carolina church, infects about 100 people


At least 82 confirmed coronovirus cases have been linked to the convocation held earlier this month at the state’s most populous city and county seat of Mecklenburg County by the United House of Prayers for All People.


A group of people looking at cell phones: Congress members sitting at Union Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina on October 23, 2016.  About 100 COVID-19 cases involving all people have been linked to this at the UN prayer meeting.  , A church in Charlotte.


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On October 23, 2016, Congress members sitting at Union Baptist Church in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, have jointly linked nearly 100 COVID-19 cases to events organized by the United House of Prayers for All People, a church in Charlotte. .


Mecklenburg County Public Health confirmed this in a statement Thursday, three deaths, five hospitalizations, and five deaths among eight residents of Madison Saints Paradise South, aged four to four.

According to county officials, at least 1,000 people were reported to have attended the event.

According to guidance issued by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), places of worship should be limited to 100 people per room or 30 percent of limited fire capacity, whichever is less.

NCDHHS said, “If there is no fire capacity number for a room, then the limit of living per 1,000 square feet for 100 people or 7 people is limited.”

A social distance of at least six feet must be maintained among groups other than those in their home country, while it is “strongly recommended” that all employees and the congregation cover a face.

The NCDHHS stated, “Do not allow singing or singing, as increased respiration increases the risk of viral outbreaks.”

Mecklenburg County Deputy Health Director Drs. Renard Washington said: “When a lot of people get together, it’s very difficult to make sure that people are actually maintaining a distance of six feet. It’s important to not only wear a mask but also to maintain it. Distance. “

According to the statement, Mecklenburg County Public Health is trying to contact 131 close contacts of 82 confirmed cases and at least 127 people have been tested.

Anyone who has been involved in recent church events or has been in contact with someone who is advised to test for the virus.

“No cost to Mecklenburg County Public Health, drive-through COVID-19 testing will take place from 9am to 5pm tomorrow, Friday, October 23 at 2845 Beatty’s Ford Road, Charlotte, NC616 at the Northwest Health Department location.” Public Health in its statement on Thursday.

A local, Catherine Williams (who was tested for COVID-19 as a precaution on Thursday), recently reported her mother-in-law’s death after attending a church event while her mother-in-law’s sister, Whoever attended the event was reported to be hospitalized, WBTV of Charlotte reported.

While her mother-in-law died before the virus was tested, her mother-in-law’s sister tested positive.

“At first they diagnosed him [the sister of her mother-in-law] With pneumonia and now he said he has COVID, ”Williams told WBTV.

According to Williams, her mother-in-law lived in a nursing home in Charlotte and voted at an early polling place on Monday.

Although it has not yet been confirmed whether a family member became ill as a result of participating in the church’s program, Williams expressed concern over the dangers.

Williams told WBTV, “North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, they’re coming here for a big show. My point is that with COVID they should have been canceled.”

“They had masks but it was just the fact that people from different states came here.

“People have lost their lives and people just need to be a little more secure,” she said.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total confirmed cases in North Carolina are approaching 253,000, with Friday’s total of 4,082 deaths.

According to data compiled by JHU, the average daily new cases in North Carolina have increased from 2,080 on October 15 to a recent two-week period of October 9 to 22.

According to JHU, the average count has been increasing steadily since late September, after decreasing from late July and rising from mid-March.

Comprehensive picture

The novel coronovirus has infected more than 41.8 million people worldwide, as it was first reported in Wuhan, USA, with more than 8.4 million deaths in the US globally, more than 1.1 million deaths after infection, While more than 28.4 million people have reported. Friday day according to JHU.

The graphic, produced by Statista, shows the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in the US



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The graphic below, provided by Statista, depicts a survey of American adults concerned about catching COVID-19.



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