COVID-19 Situation Update: February 5 | Beaufort County Now | The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has added new county demographic data for COVID-19 vaccinations to the vaccine data dashboard.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Situation Update: February 5

Press Release:

    Daily Update:

  • The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has added new county demographic data for COVID-19 vaccinations to the vaccine data dashboard. Data on people who have received the first dose or both the first and second dose of the vaccine are available by race, ethnicity, gender and age group and can be filtered by county. Read more HERE.
  • North Carolinians have protected themselves and their loved ones from the flu along with COVID-19 by taking preventative measures such as wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from people who do not live with them, and frequently washing their hands or using hand sanitizer. These preventative measures — known collectively as the 3Ws — have helped dramatically reduce the spread of the flu and other respiratory illnesses across the state, according to data from NCDHHS. Read more HERE.
  • Governor Roy Cooper yesterday outlined a plan for allocating federal COVID-19 relief funds for immediate needs and investing state resources to help North Carolina communities build back as the state turns the corner on the pandemic. Read more HERE.

    COVID-19 Testing:

  • Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested. If you are sick, use the Check My Symptoms tool to help you determine if you need a COVID-19 test. People who do not have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19 should also get tested, especially people from historically marginalized communities, including Latinx/Hispanic, Black/African American and American Indian Populations, who have been disproportionately affected by the virus.
  • North Carolina has upcoming testing events scheduled in Alamance, Anson, Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Cleveland, Craven, Cumberland, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Iredell, Johnston, Lenoir, Lincoln, Madison, Martin, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Wake, Yadkin and Yancey counties. For an up-to-date list of events, visit the Community Testing Events webpage. Many events offer testing at no cost. For more details about a specific event, call ahead before you go for a test.
  • North Carolina COVID-19 testing is also provided at some local health departments, doctor and clinician offices, hospitals and clinics, many pharmacy sites and retail outlets, and other community locations. Some people who work in long-term care facilities and other high-risk settings may be tested through their work. You can find testing sites by using the Find My Testing Place tool online.

    ICYMI:

  • NCDHHS released new tools to help North Carolinians get their COVID-19 vaccine questions answered and to find vaccine locations in the state. Read more HERE.
  • Top state education leaders joined Governor Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. to call on K-12 school districts across the state to allow in-person instruction for all students. Read more HERE.
  • 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. Read more HERE.
  • On January 27, North Carolina reported administering 99% of its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and as of this morning the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks the state as 6th in the nation for total doses administered, 12th for first doses administered per 100,000 people, and 17th for total doses administered per 100,000 people. Read more HERE.

    For a full list of the department's videos on COVID-19, go to the NCDHHS COVID-19 YouTube Channel.


  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2001 Mail Service Center
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
  • Ph: (919) 855-4840
  • news@dhhs.nc.gov

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