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Nov 29, 2020

LIVE BLOG: Triad hospitals report most coronavirus patients in North Carolina



CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO RISE IN NORTH CAROLINA AS THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND CONTINUES. MORE THAN 3400 NEW CASES OF THE VIRUS HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN OUR STATE IN THE PAST 24 HOURS. MORE THAN 350,000 CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN NORTH CAROLINA SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, MOST OF THEM HAVE SINCE RECOVERED 5,219 NORTH CAROLINIANS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS. MEANWHILE, WE’VE HIT A NEW RECORD FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS. 1,840 PEOPLE ARE IN NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITALS BECAUSE OF COVID-19. THE PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE TESTS STANDS AT 7.8%. OFFICIALS WANT THAT NUMBER TO BELOW 5%. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE HEADING BACK HOME THIS WEEKEND, FOLLOWING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. ALL THAT TRAVEL HAS HEALTH EXPERTS WORRIED THAT AN EVEN BIGGER COVID-19 SURGE IS AHEAD. BRITT CONWAY EXPLAINS WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO DO IF YOU CELEBRATED AWAY FROM HOME. BRITT: COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS REACHING RECORD HIGHS THANKSGIVING WEEK, SURPASSING PREVIOUS SURGES AND SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN. AND EXPERTS FEAR IT COULD GET MUCH WORSE. >> I THINK MANY PEOPLE WHO TRAVELED DID GET TOGETHER WITH LOVED ONES INDOORS WHO WERE NOT PART OF THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY. IN WHICH CASE BECAUSE THERE’S SUCH HIGH LEVEL OF CORONAVIRUS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. ESSENTIALLY, THE ENTIRE AMERICA IS A HOT SPOT, YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SEEDING CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY YOU’RE TRAVELING TO. BRITT: ON FRIDAY, THE U.S. MARKED THE 25TH DAY IN A ROW WITH MORE THAN 100,000 NEW DAILY CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE COUNTRY’S DEATH TOLL NOW STANDS AT MORE THAN 265,000. AND ACCORDING TO AN ENSEMBLE FORECAST PUBLISHED BY THE CDC THIS WEEK, BETWEEN 29,000 AND 56,000 MORE PEOPLE COULD DIE OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS. >> WE ARE IN A MONTH WHERE HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAVE BEEN GETTING COVID AT ALARMING RATES MAYO CLINIC ALONE REPORTED 900 OF US HEALTHCARE WORKERS GOT COVID-19 OVER A TWO-WEEK PERIOD. BRITT: MEANWHILE, A CDC ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL VOTE TUESDAY ON RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE VERY FIRST GROUP TO GET A COVID-19 VACCINE ONCE ONE GETS EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION BY THE FDA. THAT’S EXPECTED TO HAPPEN SOMETIME NEXT MONTH. EXPERTS RECOMMEND YOU TAKE PRECAUTIONS IF YOU TRAVELED FOR THANKSGIVING. >> I WOULD RECOMMEND FOR EVERYONE TO QUARANTINE FOR AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS. BRIANA: HAPPENING NOW, THE FIRST DOSES OF PFIZER’S COVID-19 VACCINE ARE ON THE MOVE. NBC NEWS REPORTS THAT UNITED AIRLINES FLEW ITS FIRST DOSES OF THE VACCINE ON A CHARTERED PLANE FROM BELGIUM. PFIZER HAS ALREADY APPLIED FOR EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION, AND ITS VACCINE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AS SOON AS IT GETS FEDERAL APPROVAL. A SOURCE FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCESS TOLD NBC NEWS THE FAA IS ALLOWING UNITED TO CARRY 15,000 POUNDS OF DRY ICE PER FLIGHT, KEEP THE DOSES COLD. TODAY IS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, AND THIS WEEKEND YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SHOW UP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE TRIAD. BECAUSE OF COVID, SOME DONT KNOW IF THEY’LL MAKE IT FROM ONE MONTH TO THE NEXT. MEREDITH STUTZ SPENT THE MORNING A NEW RESTAURANT IN GREENSBORO WHERE PEOPLE ARE LEARNING HOW TO PIVOT IN A PANDEMIC. MEREDITH: FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, MACHETE IN DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO IS OFFERING CHARCUTERIE AND WINE SPECIAL THE RESTAURANT OPENED AT THE END OF FEBRUARY AND LET’S JUST SAY IT DIDNT HAVE PANDEMIC ON ITS MENU. BUT IT CREDITS ITS QUICK THINKING AND CREATIVITY TO HELP KEEP ITS DOORS OPEN. >> PEOPLE SAY THERE’S NEVER A PERFECT TIME TO OPEN A RESTAURANT. I THINK WE FOUND THE ABSOLUTELY WORST TIME. THREE WEEKS BEFORE COVID HIT. MEREDITH: TAL BLEVINS DOESNT HAVE TIME TO LISTEN TO CLICHES, ESPECIALLY AFTER A STRESSFUL 2020. >> I’LL ALSO SAY MY BEARD WAS TOTALLY THE SAME COLOR AS MY HAIR BEFORE THIS YEAR STARTED. MEREDITH: AFTER SERVING AND HOSTING DINNER PARTIES, THE PA AND UNCG GRAD OPENED MACHETE ON FEB. 26. BLEVINS WANTED TO GIVE THE GATE CITY A FUN YET ELEGANT TASTE OF GLOBAL CUISINE. COVID FORCED HIM TO PIVOT FROM HIS DINE IN-ONLY DREAM. >> WE HAD ABOUT 24-48 HRS TO DEVELOP A TAKE AWAY PLAN. AFTER PLANNING THE RESTAURANT FOR 7-8 MONTHS. MEREDITH: BLEVINS CUT THE STAFF OF 15 DOWN TO FOUR. MACHETE RECEIVED A PPP LOAN. THE RESTAURANT CLOSED DOWN FOR INDOOR DINING FROM MARCH UNTIL JULY. INSIDE, TABLES AND BARSTOOLS ARE SPACED OUT. HE SAYS HIS STAFF IS NOW BACK TO 15. BLEVINS SAYS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE, THEY NEED THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THEIR OWN NEIGHBORS. >> WE JUST WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THAT LOCAL AND ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND COMMUNITY AND REALLY HELP THEM BECAUSE THIS WINTER IS GOING TO BE TOUG MEREDITH: MACHETE SAYS ITS PLANS FOR THE WINTER IS TO HEAVILY RELY ON GIFT CARDS AND WINE SALES TO TRY TO MAKE IT THROUGH THESE NEXT FEW MONTHS WHIL

LIVE BLOG: Triad hospitals report most coronavirus patients in North Carolina

Here you can find up-to-the-minute information on the coronavirus in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina and the surrounding region. Live Updates: 12:15 p.m. Sunday update: NCDHHS reported a new record of 1,885 people in the hospital because of the coronavirus Sunday. Triad hospitals have more people in the hospital than any other regional hospital system, according to NCDHHS.The state’s coronavirus hospitalization page allows for regions to be separated and isolated, and while not all regions are reporting 100%, the following numbers are of hospitalizations per region:Capital Region Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 125Duke Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 126Eastern Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 263Mountain Area Preparedness Coalition: 78Mid Carolina Regional Healthcare Coalition: 210Metrolina Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 477Southeastern Healthcare Preparedness Region: 75Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 531Click here for more coronavirus coverage from WXII 12 NewsWhat’s New: Week of Nov. 29, 2020More than 13.2 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 266,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.Following a month of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, the U.S. has reached its highest number yet of hospitalizations due to the virus.The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak.North Carolina Numbers:As of Sunday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports:New cases: 3,820Total cases: 361,778Deaths: 5,240Hospitalizations:1,885– This is a record number of hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic, according to NCDHHS.Completed tests: 5,265,649Tests returned positive: 8.6%Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, said the goal for this benchmark is 5%.>>MAP: North Carolina coronavirus county alert systemPiedmont Triad County Numbers:Alamance County has 7,293 positive cases, 117 deathsAlleghany County has 421 positive cases, 2 deathsCaswell County has 843 positive cases, 6 deathsDavidson County has 5,328 positive cases, 52 deaths Davie County has 1,243 positive cases, 16 deathsForsyth County has 13,288 positive cases, 166 deathsGuilford County has 16,703 positive cases, 239 deaths Montgomery County has 1,435 positive cases, 43 deathsRandolph County has 5,376 positive cases, 83 deaths Rockingham County has 3,092 positive cases, 34 deathsStokes County has 1,164 positive cases, 16 deathsSurry County has 2,779 positive cases, 44 deathsWilkes County has 2,662 positive cases, 50 deathsYadkin County has 1,534 positive cases, 14 deaths>> MAP: North Carolina COVID-19 cases by county Resources:

Here you can find up-to-the-minute information on the coronavirus in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina and the surrounding region.


Live Updates:

12:15 p.m. Sunday update: NCDHHS reported a new record of 1,885 people in the hospital because of the coronavirus Sunday.

North Carolina reported a new hospitalization record of 1,885 people in the hospital because of COVID-19.

Triad hospitals have more people in the hospital than any other regional hospital system, according to NCDHHS.

The state’s coronavirus hospitalization page allows for regions to be separated and isolated, and while not all regions are reporting 100%, the following numbers are of hospitalizations per region:

  • Capital Region Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 125
  • Duke Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 126
  • Eastern Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 263
  • Mountain Area Preparedness Coalition: 78
  • Mid Carolina Regional Healthcare Coalition: 210
  • Metrolina Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 477
  • Southeastern Healthcare Preparedness Region: 75
  • Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 531

Click here for more coronavirus coverage from WXII 12 News


What’s New: Week of Nov. 29, 2020

  • More than 13.2 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 266,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Following a month of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, the U.S. has reached its highest number yet of hospitalizations due to the virus.
  • The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.
  • Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak.

  • North Carolina Numbers:
    As of Sunday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports:

    • New cases: 3,820
    • Total cases: 361,778
    • Deaths: 5,240
    • Hospitalizations:1,885– This is a record number of hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic, according to NCDHHS.
    • Completed tests: 5,265,649
    • Tests returned positive: 8.6%

      Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, said the goal for this benchmark is 5%.

      >>MAP: North Carolina coronavirus county alert system

    Piedmont Triad County Numbers:

    • Alamance County has 7,293 positive cases, 117 deaths
    • Alleghany County has 421 positive cases, 2 deaths
    • Caswell County has 843 positive cases, 6 deaths
    • Davidson County has 5,328 positive cases, 52 deaths
    • Davie County has 1,243 positive cases, 16 deaths
    • Forsyth County has 13,288 positive cases, 166 deaths
    • Guilford County has 16,703 positive cases, 239 deaths
    • Montgomery County has 1,435 positive cases, 43 deaths
    • Randolph County has 5,376 positive cases, 83 deaths
    • Rockingham County has 3,092 positive cases, 34 deaths
    • Stokes County has 1,164 positive cases, 16 deaths
    • Surry County has 2,779 positive cases, 44 deaths
    • Wilkes County has 2,662 positive cases, 50 deaths
    • Yadkin County has 1,534 positive cases, 14 deaths

    >> MAP: North Carolina COVID-19 cases by county


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