COVID-19 Cases On the Rise; 128 Cases Currently in Alamance County
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are both on the rise in North Carolina. The number of people in the hospital because of the coronavirus has doubled in the last two weeks, and the 14-day rolling average of new cases has increased by nearly 200 percent. The percentage of COVID tests coming back positive is at its highest level in five months. All of this data was released by health officials on Monday and comes less than five days before Governor Roy Cooper’s latest executive order is scheduled to expire. In Alamance County, the Health Department reports that there are currently 128 active COVID 19 cases in our county. Five of those patients are currently hospitalized. Since the start of the pandemic, Alamance County has had 19,622 confirmed cases and 287 Covid-related deaths.