NC Coronavirus update December 28: North Carolina nursing homes and long-term care facilities COVID 19 vaccine rollout begins Monday

Raleights, NC (WTVD) – Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, a novel coronavirus-causing disease in North Carolina.

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6:20 AM
The Transportation Security Administration announced that more than 1 million people screened it the day after Christmas.

The day after Christmas was the second most traveled day since the epidemic. The most traveled day occurred the day before Christmas, when the TSA examined 1,191,123 people.

The daily number for this holiday season is almost half of the number of passengers displayed on a single day in 2019.

TSA numbers come in the form of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which urges Americans to stay home due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

As cases are growing in the wake of Thanksgiving-related travel, health experts have warned that there will be a similar boom in a few weeks due to travel related to the end of the year’s holiday.

Monday Morning Headlines
Residents of North Carolina nursing homes and long-term care facilities will begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

CVS and Walgren are conducting vaccinations, but due to privacy concerns, they are not identifying specific locations that will receive the first shots.

We know that CVS is vaccinating about 900 North Carolina facilities, and more than 40,000 nationwide, starting Monday. The group hopes to vaccinate as 4 million residents and staff members.

CVS said it would start offering the vaccine to the general public from next year.

Meanwhile, North Carolina’s COVID-19 matrix remains at or near record level.

To date, more than half of people have tested positive for the virus in North Carolina, with at least 6,549 people dying. Updated numbers will be released around noon.

Night 4
President Donald Trump signed the COVID-19 relief bill after a delay of nearly a week.

The president announced on Sunday that he had signed a bipartisan bill that his own representatives had sworn in, but earlier this week called it an insult.

In a statement, the President said that he was signing the bill, but was also asking Congress to change it.

12:48 PM
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,898 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, with a statewide total of 516,828 cases.

The daily percentage is trending in the wrong direction and has increased by 1.5 percent, bringing the total to 11.9 percent. The target, as set by NCDHHS officials, should be around 5 percent.

As of Sunday afternoon, 100 more people are currently in hospital with COVID-19. For almost a full week, the number of hospitalizations has been above 3,000.

More than twenty-three people have died due to complications with the virus since Saturday, totaling 6,549.

In total, there have been 6,737,864 completed trials, 29,776 since Saturday.


1:40 pm
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released new COVID-19 numbers for the state on Saturday for the first time in three days.

Numbers were not released on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

The daily case for the last three days is as follows:
December 24: 7,703

Day 25: 6,345
26 December: 5,371

In the last few days, North Carolina has exceeded a total of 500,000 cases since the onset of the epidemic.

Currently, 3,023 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the state. Since December 21, the number of hospitals has increased to more than 3,000.
The percentage in the state is positive 10.4 percent. The goal is to be around 5 percent.

10:29 pm
Prison officials said a criminal from Nash Correctional Institution was found positive for COVID-19 on Christmas night.

The 81-year-old offender had extensive underlying medical issues. He tested positive for COVID-19 on 8 December and was hospitalized on 20 December.

“We sympathize with the offender’s family, because losing a loved one is quite difficult, but especially during the holiday season,” said prison commissioner Todd Ishii. “We are working diligently to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in our prisons because the health and safety of the workforce and the delinquent population is our top priority.”

at 9 am
A look at the state’s “County Alert System” reflects the latest trends in the community spanning central North Carolina.

Jago and Durham counties are in the orange zone – with a “substantial” level of community.

Cumberland County is in the red zone – “Critical” extends.
The latest update shows that more than 90 percent of the state is in red or orange areas.

In the last two weeks, the number of counties in the Red Zone has increased from 48 to 65.

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