Thursday, August 18, 2022

CDC marks NHC ‘low’ on Covid-19 Community Level

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The CDC Covid-19 Community Level rating for New Hanover has returned to low after a weekly review of all county data.

As mask usage is optional at this level. Recommended precautions include full vaccination.

As of Mar. 10, the CDC’s Covid-19 Community Level information for New Hanover County includes a drop in percent positivity to 7% for the past 14 days of global PCR tests taken.

Over the past two weeks, 276 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in New Hanover, coming to an average of 19.7 daily cases.

As of Mar. 7, the average daily number of hospitalized Covid patients is 10 from the past week, according to Novant Health NHRMC. Nearly 150,000 local residents, or 63% of the county, have been vaccinated with two doses of an mRNA vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson. Approximately 78,569 local residents — 33.5% of the county — have received an additional dose or booster vaccine.

Civilians can check the CDC website for weekly updates of community level impact changes.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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