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As the COVID-19 indicators continue trending in the wrong direction in North Carolina, Wake County is expanding access to free COVID-19 driving test locations.
In a press release, the county announced two new test sites to open in downtown and southeast Raleigh this weekend: one at Raleigh Gethsemane Adventist Church and one at Davie Street Church. Presbyterian.
The test scores will be available this weekend from 9:00 – 17:00 Saturday and Sunday. Those wishing to check in must register in advance to schedule an appointment online here.
Officials at Raleigh Gethsemane will also give out 50 emergency food cartridges a day on a first-come, first-served basis to those receiving the COVID-19 test.
“We want to make the test readily available in communities where access may be limited – such as southeast Raleigh or near downtown,” says Wake County medical director, PhD. Kim McDonald said in a written statement. “Working with these churches will allow those who need the COVID-19 test to have a test that is convenient and safe.”
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said an additional 67 people died from COVID-19, the highest increase in a day since the end of March, when the state reported its first death.
The increase in deaths occurred when the state processed 2,349 new COVID-19 cases and an additional 25,125 cases that completed testing, down from the past five days. On Sunday, the percentage of active tests increased to 6.8%.
Currently, 1,175 people are hospitalized for COVID-19, the 23rd consecutive day hospitalization still over 1,100 people statewide. Over the past 24 hours, 262 patients suspected of being infected with COVID-19 were hospitalized.
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Two new CDC reports reaffirm the risks that pregnant women experience when exposed to COVID-19. One study found that pregnant women infected with COVID-19 may have an increased risk of serious illness and death compared to non-pregnant women.
An analysis of approximately 400,000 women found that pregnant women are more likely to die from COVID-19. The report notes that “more women aged 15-44 years with COVID-19 have symptoms, hospitalized intensive care, invasive ventilation, pericardial oxidation, and more deaths in pregnant women than women. female is not pregnant. “
The report recommends that families whose mothers are giving birth should be extra careful with those around them. The overall risk is still very low.
Germany is contemplating a new type of experiment to avoid closing nursing homes for tourists, a move that causes considerable suffering for residents and loved ones in the spring.
The so-called antigen test, which looks for a specific protein on a virus, was first launched a few months ago. They are cheap and fast, but experts say they are also less accurate than a standard PCR test, which detects even the smallest genetic trace of the virus.
However, Germany – which has curbed the spread of the epidemic better than many of its neighbors – recently announced that it is buying millions of antigen tests every month.
During a rally on Sunday in Florida, President Donald Trump suggested he could fire infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci after a crowd of his supporters started chanting “Fire Fauci.” “
Three Wake County schools have reported COVID-19 cases involving facilities: one at Wakefield Middle School, one at Lincoln Heights Elementary, and two at Carnage Middle School. Magnet.
In each case, the school did not specify whether the student, teacher or staff member tested positive for the virus. All three schools said they are working with Wake County public health officials to determine who may have been exposed to someone who tested positive.
Another 14,707 patients are expected to be recovered in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. In total, 246,318 of the 278,028 cases of the state are believed to have been recovered.
Since NCDHHS does not monitor when a patient recover from COVID-19, the agency uses an average recovery time of 14 days for non-hospitalized patients and 28 days for hospitalized patients to provide Estimates the total number of patients who have recovered.
The number does not reflect the number of infectious patients.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,336 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest daily increase since October 19 when the state added 1,144 new cases.
Although the number of new cases decreased, the state also reported an additional 30,261 completed tests, down from the past four days. The percentage of positive tests remained approximately, with 6.2% of tests showing a positive result on Saturday.
There are currently 1,146 people hospitalized for COVID-19 with 94% reporting. Over the past 24 hours, 226 patients suspected of being infected with COVID-19 were hospitalized statewide.
MAKO’s medical laboratories say they have now processed more than 2 million COVID-19 tests since April. A statement from the lab says they are capable of handling up to 100,000 COVID- tests. 19 per day. MAKO has two laboratories in North Carolina, one in Raleigh and one in Henderson. MAKO, who supplies testing supplies to sports teams and the state health department, has developed the COVFlu-19 test, a test that uses a single swab to check for COVID-19 as well as two strains. flu.
Some Nash County students will return to classrooms on Monday. Students in grades 4 and 5 are starting Project B, where schools could reopen with reduced capacity.
The new COVID-19 preventive measures are in effect in Cumberland County courts as the jury trials continue today. Everyone will have their temperature checked before entering the building.
Across the country, cases are on the rise in 48 states, all except Nebraska and Delaware. In Wisconsin, 1 out of 4 tests for COIVD-19 were positive.
North Carolina health officials are reporting 2,057 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 276,692. This is lower than in the past few days, including a record high in the number of high increases of all time.
With 93% of hospitals reporting, 1,122 COVID-19 hospitalizations, a decrease of 62 cases compared to Saturday.
Across North Carolina, there were 4,383 deaths from the virus.
The state is reporting a 6% test rate. That index has inched up and down over the past few days but is still above the state benchmark of 5%.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been 9,127,108 COVID-19 infections in the United States.
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