May 16, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

County

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The district had reported 12 cases on Monday morning, and the 7-day average now has risen to 13, with 9.5 per 100,000 population.

There were no new hospitalizations reported Tuesday but one on Monday.

This news emerged after the disclosure over the weekend that there had been two more positive tests among residents at the Mulberry Creek Nursing & Rehab in Martinsville, where an outbreak dating to the first week of the year that had included 157 cases and 17 deaths, was on the verge of closing.

In an email to residents, their families and employees, administrator Bob Nelson had

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A decision about health care within the Forsyth County Detention Center could be made Thursday.The controversial topic brought national attention to the Piedmont Triad after the death of John Neville, who died after an interaction with law enforcement inside the detention center.Naphcare could replace Wellpath, the detention center’s current health care provider. But local activists are not sure if it will be enough.Tony Ndege from Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem says the proposal to switch from Wellpath to Naphcare needs closer attention, citing similar instances at other incarceration centers Naphcare serves.”I think we need a comprehensive report on Naphcare. I think … Read More

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There were 13 new cases in Henry County, four in Franklin County and three in Patrick County.

The district had reported 12 cases on Monday morning, and the 7-day average now has risen to 13, with 9.5 per 100,000 population.

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There were no new hospitalizations reported Tuesday but one on Monday.

This news emerged after the disclosure over the weekend that there had been two more positive tests among residents at the Mulberry Creek Nursing & Rehab in Martinsville, where an outbreak dating to the first week of the year

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.

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Starting on Friday at 5 p.m., face coverings will no longer be required for state-sponsored outdoor activities and competitions for Wake County Public Schools.

Despite the new guidance, Wake County Public Schools encourages that student-athletes and teams continue to wear coverings outdoors when they are closer than six-feet apart.

WCPSS also plans to issue updated guidance next week to make face masks optional when outside on all WCPSS properties in accordance with Governor Cooper’s newest Executive Order.

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Halifax County Health Director Bruce Robistow released the latest update regarding COVID-19.

For the latest COVID-19 vaccination information, please text COVIDVAX to 888777. You will be able to sign up to receive text messages for latest information related to COVID-19.

As of April 21, the Halifax County Health Department reports 5,422 total positive COVID-19 cases. The following is a breakdown of the positive cases:

• 10 new positive COVID-19 cases reported for April 20

• 5,181 (95.56%) patients have recovered as of April 17

• 133 (2.45%) patients have not recovered as of April 17

• 108 (1.99%) COVID-19 related

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As schools across Los Angeles County begin reopening following months of remote instruction, health officials on Monday noted fewer staff testing positive for the coronavirus after last month’s push to vaccinate teachers.

“Since we began vaccinating educators, we’ve seen more cases in students attending school than in staff, and this is opposite what we saw before, it is new and it’s different,” L.A. County Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a Monday news conference.

The health director said this suggests that “vaccination efforts are having a measurable and immediate impact.”

(L.A. County Department of Public Health)

The L.A. County Department

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