NC sees increase in COVID-19 cases, Cooper offers incentive for state workers to get booster
NC sees increase in COVID-19 cases, Cooper offers incentive for state workers to get booster

NC sees increase in COVID-19 cases, Cooper offers incentive for state workers to get booster

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – COVID-91 cases in North Carolina are ticking up.

According to the state COVID-19 dashboard, several people visited emergency rooms and reported symptoms of the virus. These figures rose from 2% to 3% over the last week.

The state also monitors wastewater for the virus; that number had also increased within the last seven days, from 11.3 million COVID-19 virus particles to 12.2 million.

The number of cases reported in NC went from 9,800 last week to 12,509. However, these numbers are still low compared to where the state was back in mid-January, when more than 234,000 new cases were reported in a single week.

A card from Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 99 counties are in the green, which means low social dispersal. The one in white – Alamance County – reports on the proliferation of medium-sized communities.

All but one of North Carolina’s 100 counties show low levels of spread of the COVID-19 community per capita. May 5(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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When it comes to vaccinations, 76% of adults in NC have received at least one dose. For children and teenagers, that figure is much lower at 38%.

NC Governor Roy Cooper has just announced another incentive for state workers to get a booster.

He offers them a free paid vacation if they get that booster by August 31st. This also applies to government employees who get the second booster.

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