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Newly Reported Cases: 3,039
Daily Percent Positive: 7.3%
NC Currently Hospitalized: 1,157
NC Total Deaths: 18,776
Percent of Adult Population at Least Partially Vaccinated: 73%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 69%
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., will be stepping down from the agency after 5 years of service to the state. Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Kody Kinsley, current NCDHHS Chief Deputy Secretary for Health and lead for COVID operations, to succeed her beginning Jan. 1. Read more.
Governor Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Cohen provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 key metrics and trends and urged North Carolinians to get Vaccinated this Holiday Season. Read more.
NCDHHS will begin accepting applications through county social services departments for the state's Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) today. The federally funded program helps low-income households with a one-time payment directly to their heating vendor to offset the high cost of warming their homes during the cold weather months. Read more.
NCDHHS announced the State of North Carolina has been awarded more than $38 million in federal funding to establish a new water assistance program for households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCDHHS has added COVID-19 vaccine administration data on additional and booster doses to its vaccine data dashboard, allowing dashboard users to see the number of doses administered following a recipient’s primary series. Read more.
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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.
If you received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you can get your booster six months after your second shot. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you can get your booster two months after your shot. Anyone over 50 or at high risk should get a booster dose now.
You can choose any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for your booster shot. Limited preliminary evidence suggests that booster doses of one of the two mRNA vaccines — Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech— more effectively raise antibody levels than a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
To learn more about boosters and to find a spot to take your shot, go here.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended anyone 18 years or older who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine get a booster six months after their second dose to help strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19. Read more.
Governor Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Cohen visited and toured the family vaccination site at St. Peter's Church & World Outreach Center in Forsyth County. The family vaccination site, in partnership with NCDHHS, offers vaccines for children ages 5 and up and adults. Read more.