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Updates to NCDHHS' COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard, Press Conference Show Increase in Cases

Dr. Cohen urged increased vigilance as North Carolina enters its worst phase


NC Department of Health and Human Services, led by Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, has updated its COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard. Dr. Cohen, who has become a household name across the United States, is highly respected for her even-toned assessments, which always end with a dab of encouragement for the people of North Carolina.


Dr. Cohen said today, however, that the numbers were "troubling," especially for healthcare systems. Despite the rise in cases, she reminded North Carolinians that they have the power to change the course, by "Getting behind the mask" and by "knowing your 3 Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash."


As of 11:45 am on December 15, North Carolina has recorded a total of 446,601 cases


North Carolina has recorded a total of 446,601 cases, with 2,735 patients presently hospitalized with COVID-19. Mecklenburg, Wake, and Guilford Counties are experiencing significant levels of viral spread.


The COVID-19 News Team at NCHEALTHEQ™ encourages you to please visit NC DHHS COVID-19: COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard, and share this information with your community. You can play a major role in the prevention of further spread by downloading and sharing resources from the NCDHHS Social Media Toolkit.


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Part of Continuing Coverage by the COVID-19 News Team at North Carolina Health Equity Project, Inc., NCHEALTHEQ™