North Carolina remains focused on the fast and fair administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.
At Tuesday’s media briefing, Governor Roy Cooper proudly announced over 1 million North Carolinians have been fully vaccinated.
Gov. Cooper says over 20% of the state’s first doses have been administered to Black North Carolinians, and the state has again received national recognition for its efforts to administer vaccines equitably and report demographic data on vaccinations.
However, Cooper noted there is still more work to do, and residents need to keep their guard up against the virus.
While there are no specifics yet, Gov. Cooper says he is working with legislators on further plans for getting more students back to in-person learning.
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen says the state is now offering county-by-county vaccine information online.
According to Tuesday’s figures from the state, nearly 17,000 people have been at least partially vaccinated in Wayne County while over 7,500 have been fully vaccinated.
According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 875,903 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began.
The state has recorded 11,552 coronavirus-related deaths.