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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:09 AM

North Carolina passes 5,000 COVID-19 deaths

North Carolina this weekend surpassed 5,000 total COVID-19 deaths.

November 22, 2020 - 02:32 PM EST

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported the state on Saturday reached 5,005 coronavirus deaths and 332,261 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in March. Analysis by the Raleigh News & Observer found that almost 1,000 of those deaths were recorded in the past month.


State data shows that more than half of those who have died from COVID-19 in the state were 75 or older, while 4 percent were 25 to 49 years old.

Although the Black population in the state amounts to 21 percent of the state population, 29 percent of those who have died were Black. Sixty-two percent of those who died from the virus were white.

Beth Booth, the Graham County health director, told the News & Observer that she's more concerned about North Carolina's death rate or percent of positive cases. The positivity rate increased to 8.3 percent in recent days. Health officials have recommended states target a 5 percent positivity rate, which indicates a manageable spread of the virus.


More at the link.


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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:11 AM

1. So much winning

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