COVID-19 Situation Update: November 17 | Eastern North Carolina Now | COVID-19 Situation Update: November 17

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
News Releases:

    As of 12:00 p.m. today:

    Newly Reported Cases: 2,171
    Daily Percent Positive: 6.1%
    NC Currently Hospitalized: 1,049
    NC Total Deaths: 18,514
    Percent of Adult Population at Least Partially Vaccinated: 72%
    Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 68%

    More data are available online at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

    Daily Update:

  • The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with community groups to create nine walk-in Family Vaccination Sites across the state to help families get vaccinated against COVID-19. Now through Thanksgiving, any adult who brings someone to a Family Vaccination Site for their first dose will receive $25 in the form of a prepaid Mastercard to offset the time and transportation costs of getting vaccinated. Read more.
  • We want to hear from you: Please take the NCDHHS Dashboard Survey.


    COVID-19 Vaccinations:

  • A free COVID-19 vaccine is available to all who want it. Vaccination is now open to everyone 5 and older. Visit MySpot.nc.gov to find a location.
  • To strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19, many North Carolinians who have been fully vaccinated can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot if they are eligible. You may be eligible for a booster if:
  • You are 18 or older;
  • Your second/final dose was more than SIX months ago for Pfizer and Moderna;
  • You received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than TWO months ago;
  • Take our booster quiz to find if you're eligible.
  • For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines, visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov or call the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center for free at 1-888-675-4567.


    COVID-19 Testing & Treatment:

    Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to the virus should get tested as soon as possible. To find a testing site near you, visit ncdhhs.gov/GetTested. For an up-to-date list of no-cost community testing events, visit the No-Cost Testing Events webpage. Additionally, all North Carolinians can request a free at-home COVID-19 testing kit.

    While vaccines provide the best protection from COVID-19, treatment options such as monoclonal antibodies are available if you have had symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days or less or have been exposed to COVID-19. If taken early, they can reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. Ask your doctor about monoclonal antibodies, call the Combat COVID Monoclonal Antibodies Call Center at 1-877-332-6585 (English) or 1-877-366-0310 (Spanish), or find treatment near you.

    ICYMI:

    Governor Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Cohen toured Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.A. in Orange County to see their operations to vaccinate children ages 5-11. Read more.



    For a full list of the department's videos on COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines, visit the NCDHHS YouTube Channel. Videos can also be downloaded for use on the NCDHHS Vimeo Channel.



    For more information and updates on COVID-19, visit covid19.ncdhhs.gov and nc.gov/covid19. Those with COVID-19 vaccine questions can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center at 1-888-675-4567, or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

    Contact:

    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

    Email: news@dhhs.nc.gov  •  Phone: (919) 855-4840
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