Vidant Health Media Update — Dec. 31, 2020 | Beaufort County Now | Good afternoon, please see the below Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, COVID-19 update courtesy of Vidant Health. | vidant health, media updates, coronavirus, covid-19, january 1, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Vidant Health Media Update — Dec. 31, 2020

Press Release:

    Enhanced visitor restrictions

    Due to increased community spread and rising numbers in our region, enhanced restrictions will be implemented across Vidant Health, effective Monday, Jan. 4 at 5 a.m. For specific information, please visit VidantHealth.com, which has the most up-to-date information.

    Rising numbers in the East

    As of Wednesday, Dec. 30, Vidant's system-wide census of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is 187. Additionally, positivity rates have steadily increased since the Thanksgiving holiday, reaching a current rate of about 22%, the highest rate Vidant has seen all year.

    Holiday Safety

    While the vaccine offers great hope, COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the state and here in eastern North Carolina. It is vitally important that the community help stop the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing hands, social distancing and avoiding gatherings.

    Greenville COVID Testing Site Holiday Hours

    Greenville's drive-up testing site will be closed New Year's Day. For more information, please visit Vidanthealth.com/SafeCommunity.


  • Contact: Brian Wudkwych
  •     brian.wudkwych@vidanthealth.com



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