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North Carolina to open COVID-19 vaccine appointments to more eligible people starting March 17

Virus Outbreak Seniors Mississippi
Posted at 1:43 PM, Mar 11, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released their daily update involving COVID-19 cases within the state.

As of Thursday, there are now 765,023 PCR positive cases and 114,802 antigen positive cases, 1,039 people hospitalized and 11,622 COVID-19 related deaths.

That is 2,061 new total cases and 27 additional deaths from Wednesday.

A total of 10,652,888 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.

Also, on Tuesday Gov. Cooper announced that more people will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 17, a week earlier than originally expected.

This is due to the third vaccine approved for emergency use, Johnson & Johnson and an increased supply of the other two vaccine types.

Cooper said Group 4 is comprised of people with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for dangerous health concerns from COVID-19.

Also, Cooper said people living in some congregate settings that have an increased risk of exposure will be eligible.

More people in Group 4 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 7.

Cooper added that some providers may not be ready to move into Group 4 right away and said state officials want those providers to make sure that they are still meeting demand in Group 3 before opening to more people.

Click here to see what group you are in.

Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAYCURRENTLY HOSPITALIZEDCHANGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONSPERCENT POSITIVITY
NC STATE TOTALS879,8252,06111,622271,039-363.80%
BERTIE COUNTY1,6785410
CAMDEN COUNTY604450
CHOWAN COUNTY1,3871220
CURRITUCK COUNTY1,4092150
DARE COUNTY1,882180
GATES COUNTY6861120
HERTFORD COUNTY1,9701620
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY1,7456341
PASQUOTANK COUNTY3,1163780
PERQUIMANS COUNTY933290
LOCAL TOTALS15,410262861

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