Craven County has had 832 cases in the past 14 days, so it has not quite finished enduring the post-Christmas Break spike.

Over all, it has 7,404 lab-confirmed cases and 108 deaths, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Craven County Schools has required all classes be held online at West Craven High School, where 31 percent of staff either has COVID-19 or is in isolation for exposure.

The school district reported that four staff members and seven students have tested positive for COVID-19 district-wide between Jan. 30, and Feb. 1, 2021.

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Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

This is not considered a cluster since the cases are not at the same school campus, the school district reported.

Statewide, a new status map was issued covering the three-week period ending Jan. 30. Key takeaways from this latest report are:

  • 61 North Carolina counties are “red” — the highest level of alert, down from 86 in the previous report.
  • Residents in all counties should continue to stay home, limit public interactions to essential activities, and avoid gathering with others from outside their households.

Details here.

NCDHHS released new tools to help North Carolinians get their COVID-19 vaccine questions answered and to find vaccine locations in the state. The newly expanded COVID-19 vaccine help center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Find a Vaccine Location search tool lets North Carolinians enter their ZIP code or current location to find nearby vaccine providers. The Find a Vaccine Location tool will be updated regularly with the latest available data. Users should contact vaccine providers directly to confirm availability and schedule appointments.

Vaccine supplies remain very low, and people eligible to be vaccinated may have to wait for an appointment.

North Carolina is currently vaccinating health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, and people 65 and older (Groups 1 and 2). Not all vaccine providers may be ready to vaccinate all eligible groups yet. 

Find My Vaccine Group, launched last week, walks users through a series of questions to determine which vaccine group they are in. People can then sign up to be notified when their group can get vaccinated.

North Carolina surpassed the 1 million mark of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across the state last Friday. This milestone capped a week when the state’s vaccine providers administered more than 99 percent of first doses.

The state’s dashboard will be updated every weekday so North Carolinians can track the state’s administration of COVID-19 vaccines. The state’s dashboard is the source for the most accurate and timely information for vaccine data for North Carolina.

The Craven County Health Department stopped providing daily COVID-19 updates on Dec. 31 and is referring the public to the state dashboard site.

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