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Nash County at critical COVID-19 stage

Posted on January 25, 2021

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Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2 virus particles are shown in a transmission electron micrograph isolated from a patient. The image was captured and color-enhanced at the  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

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Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2 virus particles are shown in a transmission electron micrograph isolated from a patient. The image was captured and color-enhanced at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Nash County remains in the red when it comes to COVID-19. 

The color code, issued by state public health officials, means the county is considered in a critical stage with more than 200 new cases in 14 days, with at least 42 cases in 14 days that are expected to have a high impact on the county’s hospital.

As of Thursday, Nash County has reported 7,359 total cases with 167 new cases, 134 total deaths and 45 patients hospitalized at Nash UNC Health Care, according to information provided by Jerome Garner, public health education specialist and public information officer for the Nash County Health Department.

Local, state and federal health officials urge everyone to get vaccinated when available while continuing to wear a mask, maintain 6-foot social distancing and wash hands several times a day.

Additional data on the virus spread is available on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard. 

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