1:50 p.m.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield has
accepted an advisory committees recommendation that the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine may be offered to people ages 16 and older, meaning that shots of the vaccine can now be administered in the United States.
11:50 a.m.North Carolina health authorities are reporting 6,819 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the to-date overall to 436,595. This is the second-highest single-day case boost considering that 7,540 on Friday.
Throughout the state, 27 more people have passed away from the virus, bringing the overall to 5,823.
With 95 percent of medical facilities reporting, 2,520 people remain hospitalized for COVID-19. That is down 57 in the very first decline the state has seen considering that late November. However, hospitalizations numbers stay amongst the highest they have been during the pandemic.
The everyday percent favorable rate of tests is presently 11.6%, down somewhat from Saturdays 11.7%.
Almost 6 million tests have been finished throughout the state since March.
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MONDAY MORNING STORYLINES
The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to get here Monday in an enthusiastic upgrade in the fight versus the virus. Lots of dosages of the vaccine will deliver out from a Pfizer plant in Michigan.
In the preliminary of shipments, 145 locations in 50 states will receive thousands of dosages of the vaccine. Throughout North Carolina, healthcare facilities are set to get 85,000 doses. UNC REX and Duke Hospitals anticipate to get 2,925 doses each in their very first shipments with WakeMed expecting 3,900 doses between its Raleigh and Cary campuses.
Frontline health care employees might start getting their shots as early as today. Families and the public arent expected to get immunized up until early 2021.
The Wake County Public School System will satisfy on Monday at 3 p.m. to think about returning solely to virtual learning.
The state reported more than 6,800 brand-new COVID-19 cases Monday, the second-highest total of the pandemic.
Free drive-thru COVID-19 screening websites are opening today at Green Road Park, Barwell Road Park and Lions Park in Raleigh.
9:20 a.m.According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than
16 million COVID-19 cases in the United States considering that March. 7:30 a.m.Millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are being packed into containers at drug maker Pfizers Michigan loading facility
LOOK: COVID-19 vaccine doses leave Pfizers Michigan center.
In the very first round of deliveries, 145 areas in 50 states will get thousands of doses of the vaccine. UNC REX and Duke Hospitals anticipate to get 2,925 doses each in their very first shipments with WakeMed expecting 3,900 dosages in between its Raleigh and Cary schools.
With 95 percent of medical facilities reporting, 2,520 individuals remain hospitalized for COVID-19.” Well do whatever we need to do to get this vaccine to, initially, our coworkers, who are on the frontlines taking care of these COVID clients and then later on to other coworkers and the neighborhood in general,” Dr. Butler stated. Were excited and were happy to be getting vaccine provided, ideally, Monday.”
6 p.m.North Carolina medical facilities will get 85,800 dosages of the Pfizer vaccine in the first week.
” Fingers crossed, we get it shipped and we can start rolling it out,” stated Dr. Linda Butler, UNC REX Healthcare Chief Medical Officer.
UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh is anticipating to get 2,925 dosages on Monday, with vaccinations beginning as quickly as Tuesday.
Dr. Butler said frontline employees treating COVID-19 patients and healthcare workers in locations at high threat of exposure will get the vaccine first.
” Its not going to keep them from burning out,” Dr. Butler said. “Its not going to keep patients from entering our beds but at least itll secure them from getting ill.”
Integrated, UNC Health locations will get more than 14,000 doses of the vaccine in the first week.
Duke University Hospital is expecting 2,925 doses that will be saved in their ultra-cold freezers with vaccinations beginning Tuesday.
Cape Fear Valley Health System is slated to receive almost 5,000 doses in the first week.
” We plan to distribute it quite the very same way we provided for our workers when we vaccinate them for flu,” said Cape Fear Valley Health System Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sam Fleishman. “After that, well need to establish a longer-term plan of how were going to disperse that to the rest of the community.”
Dr. Fleishman stated it might take some time before the basic public can get the vaccine.
” We want people to be client, understand theres optimism on the horizon,” Dr. Fleishman said. “Were nearly there however we need them to be clever in the interim. Now, our health systems across the state are being challenged.”
In the meantime, Dr. Fleishman is reminding everybody to keep practicing COVID-19 safety protocols, such as social distancing, using a mask and cleaning their hands.
” This thing is not over,” he stated.
” Well do whatever we require to do to get this vaccine to, first, our colleagues, who are on the frontlines taking care of these COVID clients and then later on to other colleagues and the community in general,” Dr. Butler said. “This is the first thing we can actually do to stop this pandemic. Were thrilled and were pleased to be getting vaccine provided, ideally, Monday.”
12 p.m.North Carolina health authorities are now reporting 429,776 overall COVID-19 cases since March with 6,153 brand-new cases reported. This is the fifth time in a week where cases have actually increased by more than 6,000 in a single day.
Throughout North Carolina, 44 more individuals have actually died from COVID-19. This brings the total to 5,796.
With 97 percent of health centers reporting, a record 2,577 clients are hospitalized with COVID-19. That is up 63 from Friday.
NCDHHS said the percent positive test rate has increased to 11.7% from 10.4% on Friday.
United States says Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine to start showing up in states Monday
7:15 a.m.According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have actually been 15,851,735 COVID-19 cases in the United States.
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