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Nash virus cases top 10,000 mark

Posted on April 5, 2021

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This Dec. 2  photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

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This Dec. 2 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

lkay@springhopeenterprise.com | 252-265-8117

NASHVILLE — Nash County has passed another benchmark in the novel coronavirus pandemic by surpassing 10,000 cases.

“We’ve broken the 10,000 barrier now,” Nash County Health Director Bill Hill said during an online coronavirus update.

Nash had 10,173 total COVID-19 cases and 173 deaths at the end of March, according to information provided by Jerome Garner, public health education specialist and public information officer for the Nash County Health Department.

Hill said everyone needs to continue to wear masks, keep 6 feet apart and wash their hands often.

In the fight against COVID-19, Word Tabernacle Church has partnered with the N.C. Department of Human and Health Services, Nash UNC Health Systems, United Healthcare, Pfizer, Interfaith Food Center and Eastern NC Ministerial Alliance to offer 500 Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

“We are excited about other organizations’ joint efforts to help fight against COVID-19 and save lives in our community,” said Christy Arnold, the church’s director of health and wellness.

The 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday event offers appointments and first-come, first-serve drive-thru vaccinations.

An additional UNC Nash Health Care team will be providing vaccines to homebound residents from Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Northampton and Wilson counties.

Homebound residents are defined by the program as people who need the help of another person or medical equipment such as crutches, a walker or a wheelchair to leave their home.

Anyone interested in the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine can schedule an appointment by calling 252-442-2925, by using the shortened link https://bit.ly/3mkYgkK or by visiting the church’s website, www.wordtab.net. Direct questions and concerns via email to WTCmyshot@gmail.com.

The vaccine is being offered to individuals in Groups 1-4. People who need to know their group can visit the shortened link https://bit.ly/39HzrKM for more information.

For additional COVID-19 vaccination information, visit https://nashcountync.gov/731/COVID-19-Information. 

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