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A record 1,818 people were hospitalized in the state, according to a report by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday. It was a new peak and occurred on Tuesday after the previous peak was set up. The news is that many people gathered for Thanksgiving.
The latest Centers for Disease Control report predicts there could be between 294,000 and 321,000 deaths from COVID-19 by December 19th. On Monday, U.S. general surgeon Jerome Adams asked Americans to keep the Thanksgiving holidays “small and smart.”
Due to the holiday, the state is not expected to release new COVID-19 data on Thursday.
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The Mayor of Sanford, Chet Mann, has issued a statement of urgency to reinforce Governor Cooper’s executive provisions requiring North Carolina individuals to use face masks and reduce the occupancy limits for most indoor activities.
Managers are given Ordinances 176 and 180 on the use of facial masks in public and indoors if non-household members are present. It reduces indoor mass assembly limits from 25 to 10 people.
The declaration for the City of Sanford will take effect on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 5 p.m., and will remain in effect until amended or revoked by Mayor Mann.
“This heightened state of emergency does not include additional regulations,” Mayor Mann said. “It’s an effort to strengthen existing standards, allowing the mayor to deploy staff as needed.”
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Wake County Public Health has confirmed the outbreak of COVID-19 in HeartFields, Cary, Cary, an assisted living and memory care facility located at 1050 Crescent Green in Cary.
This is the second epidemic confirmed at this location.
The North Carolina Department of Homeland Security has announced that prison management is uniting some of its operations to mitigate the North Carolina COVID-19 surge and its impact on the prison system.
As a result, the following measures were taken:
Operations were temporarily suspended on November 22 at the Randolph Correctional Facility in Asheboro, and staff temporarily moved to other prisons in the region.
Operations were temporarily suspended on 20 November at the Southern Detention Facility’s minimum detention unit, allowing staff there to better assist other parts of the Trojan prison.
Operations were temporarily suspended at the minimal detention unit of the Piedmont Correctional Facility in Salisbury on 25 November, so staff can assist in the prison complex’s medium-custody facility.
The perpetrators concerned were transferred to other prison facilities with adequate detention.
“These prison consolidation measures were needed because COVID-19 broke out among perpetrators in a number of state prisons and additional staff were needed in prisons handling viral epidemics,” the ministry said in a press release.
On Wednesday, 1,811 people in North Carolina achieved another record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Tuesday’s hospital care also set a new record.
247 new patients with a confirmed case of COVID-19 were hospitalized in the past 24 hours. 306 people were also hired with a suspected case.
69 percent of newly admitted patients are older than 60 years. 8 percent are younger than 39 years old.
As of Wednesday morning, there were 431 adults in ICUs across the state against COVID-19.
More than 4,000 new cases have also been reported in the state, which is only the third time since the pandemic began.
A total of 4,212 new cases were reported on Wednesday.
The percentage of positive tests is currently 7.3 percent.
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The state’s latest mask mandate begins Wednesday at 5 p.m., requiring a mask in all indoor public places. The most notable variations include restaurants that require clients to wear a mask while sitting, and gym goers must adhere to the mask during training.
There were fewer passengers than usual at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving.
The Centers for Disease Control advise you not to travel or attend large festive gatherings. While this may reduce seasonal travel, this is not generally observed. The Road Safety Office said Monday that it screened more than 2 million people over the weekend before Thanksgiving.
A free COVID-19 test will be offered Wednesday at the Smithfield Men’s Progressive Club on Old Goldsboro Road in Smithfield from 9 a.m. to noon. You do not need an appointment or symptoms to start the test.
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