Wake County Public Health has confirmed the outbreak of COVID-19 at The Laurels of Forest Glen, a talented nursing and rehabilitation center at 1101 Hartwell St. in Corner.
This is the second confirmed eruption at this location. No additional information about the occupants or staff of the facility will be released.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak as a positive test for two or more individuals – residents or employees – for the virus.
Under NCDHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen’s Order No. 3 states that some facilities experiencing new explosions should return to previous restrictions and not allow visitors for 28 days. These include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, behavioral health and intellectual / developmental disability services, intermediate care facilities and mental health care facilities.
The Champaign County Department of Health has reported 15 new cases, bringing the total number of positive cases to 2,956 to date.
There have been 31 deaths across the country.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recorded 2,425 new COVID-19 cases and 50 more deaths, a sharp increase in both measurements as key indicators in North Carolina continue to go in the wrong direction.
The spike of new events was with 24,025 more completed trials, the lowest increase in six days. At the same time, the percentage of positive tests rose around 6% to 7.4% after several days.
Currently, 1,186 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase of 11 patients since Tuesday.
The Halifax County Department of Health reported 15 new cases out of a total of 1,522 positive COVID 19 cases.
There have been 29 deaths nationwide – or 1.9% of cases.
A federal prison inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 and had pre-existing medical conditions has died at the prison hospital.
“His death is tragic and we are working very hard to mitigate the impact of the virus in our prisons,” said Prisons Commissioner Todd Ishii. “The health and safety of employees and offenders is our top priority.”
The offender, in his early 80s, tested positive for COVID-19 on October 14 and was in prison hospital when his health deteriorated, he died on November 3.
Residents near downtown or southeastern Raleigh will soon find an easy way to test for COVID-19. Wake County has partnered with Raleigh Gethsemane Seventh-day Adventist Church and Davy Street Presbyterian Church to offer a free drive-through test this weekend.
“We want to make testing available easily in communities with limited access to southeastern Raleigh or near the city,” said Dr. Kim McDonald, Wake County Medical Director. “Partnering with these churches will allow individuals in need of a COVID-19 test to obtain one conveniently and safely.”
The new drive-through test sites will run on Saturdays and Sundays. Appointments can be made online between 9am and 5pm in half an hour. The service is free, but people must register. WAgov.com/testing To protect their place.
Raleigh Gethsemane is located on 2525 Sanderford Road in southeast Raleigh. Davey Street Presbyterian 300 e. Davey St. Downtown is located near Raleigh.
In addition to the test, Raleigh Gethsemane will deliver 100 emergency food boxes (Saturday 50 and Sunday 50). They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to those who receive the test.
Wednesday morning headlines
As COVID-19 measurements continue in the wrong direction in North Carolina, Wake County is expanding access to free COVID-19 drive-through test sites.
In a news release, the county announced the opening of two new test sites in downtown and southeastern Raleigh this weekend: one at Raleigh Gethsemane Seventh-day Adventist Church and one at Davy Street Presbyterian Church.
The test sites will be operational this weekend from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Those wishing to test should register in advance for the appointment Online here.
Raleigh Gethsemane officials will be handing out 50 emergency food boxes each day to first-come, first-served recipients of a Govt-19 test.
“We want to make the test easily available in communities with limited access to southeastern Raleigh or near the city,” Wake County Medical Director Dr. Kim McDonald said in a written statement. “Partnering with these churches will allow individuals in need of a COVID-19 test to obtain one conveniently and safely.”
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said 67 people have died from COVID-19, the highest single-day increase since the state announced its first death since late March.
With 2,349 new COVID-19 cases and 25,125 more completed trials, the death toll has been rising since the last five days. On Sunday, the percentage of positive tests increased to 6.8%.
Currently, 1,175 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19, the 23rd consecutive day of hospital admissions to more than 1,100 people nationwide. In the last 24 hours, 262 COVID-19 patients have been admitted to hospitals.
TUESDAY MORNING STORYLINES
Two new CDC reports reaffirm the risks to pregnant women when dealing with COVID-19. A study It has been revealed that pregnant women with COVID-19 may have a higher risk of serious illness and death compared to women who are not pregnant.
Analysis of approximately 400,000 women found that pregnant women were more likely to die from COVID-19. “Symptoms of COVID-19 in women aged 15–44 years, intensive care unit admission, aggressive ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxidation, and mortality are higher in non-pregnant women than in non-pregnant women,” the report said.
The report advised families expecting mothers to be extra vigilant around themselves. The overall risk is still very low.
Germany expects a new type of test to prevent visitors from closing nursing homes, which caused considerable pain among residents and relatives in the spring.
The so-called antigen tests, which look for a specific protein in the virus, were first launched months ago. Experts say they are cheap and fast, but they are less accurate than standard PCR testing, which detects even the smallest genetic trace of the virus.
However, Germany – which was able to control the spread of the eruption more than its neighbors – recently announced the purchase of a total of millions of antigen tests each month.
At a rally in Florida on Sunday, he suggested that President Donald Trump might be the one Fire Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Anthony Fassi After a crowd of his supporters began chanting “Fire Fossil”.
Three Wake County schools reported campus-related COVID-19 cases: one at Wakefield Middle School, one at Lincoln Heights Elementary School and two at Carnage Magnetic Middle School.
In each case, the school did not specify whether a student, teacher or staff member tested positive for the virus. All three schools said they are working with Wake County Public Health Officers.
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, a further 14,707 patients are expected to be rescued in North Carolina. In all, 246,318 of the state’s 278,028 cases are considered to have been recovered.
Since NCDHHS is not monitored when a patient recovers from COVID-19, the company uses an average recovery time of 14 days for non-hospitalized patients and 28 days for hospitalized patients.
This figure does not reflect the number of patients currently infected.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,336 new COVID-19 cases Monday, the lowest daily increase since Oct. 19, adding 1,144 new cases.
Although the number of new cases has dropped, a further 30,261 trials have been reported in the state, down from the last four days. The percentage of positive tests is approximate, with 6.2% of tests being positive on Saturday.
Currently, 1,146 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, 94% of hospitals report. In the past 24 hours, 226 suspected COVID-19 patients have been admitted to hospitals nationwide.
Monday morning stories
MAKO Medical Labs reports that more than 2 million COVID-19 trials have now been processed since April. They are capable of performing 100,000 COVID-19 tests a day, according to a release from the lab. Mago has two laboratories in North Carolina, one in Raleigh and one in Henderson. Developed by Mako, which provides test supplies to sports teams and the state health department COVFlu-19 test, A single cloth test that checks both strains of COVID-19 and the flu.
Some Nash County students go back to class on Monday. Fourth and fifth graders start Plan B where schools can reopen at low capacity.
New COVID-19 precautions are coming into effect in Cumberland County Court as jury hearings resume today. Everyone should check their temperature before entering the building.
Nationwide, cases are on the rise in 48 states, with the exception of Nebraska and Delaware. In Wisconsin, 4 COIVD-19 trials turned out to be 1 positive.
North Carolina health officials registered 2,057 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 276,692. This is less than the last few days, which includes an increase in all-time case registrations recorded.
93% of hospitals, out of 1,122 COVID-19 hospitals, saw a decline of 62 since Saturday.
Across North Carolina, 4,383 people have died from the virus.
The state reported a 6% test rate. That metric has been up and down for the past few days, but this is higher than the state’s 5% level.
There are 9,127,108 Govt-19 cases in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
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