(GDN) – The coronavirus is spreading like wildfire across North Carolina, and Wayne County is not immune.
According to Thursday’s figures from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, 2,799 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wayne County over the past two weeks. Last week at this time, 1,191 new case of COVID had been confirmed in Wayne County over the past 14 days. Wayne County has recorded 336 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began (unchanged from last week).
Meanwhile, North Carolina set a new day-over-day record with 44,833 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday.
Thursday’s figures from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services show 67,929 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wayne County, which represents 55% of the county’s population. 61,414 people have been fully vaccinated, which is 50% of the population of Wayne County. 20,102 persons have received one booster or one additional dose of the vaccine in Wayne County.
The COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots remain available through the Wayne County Health Department. Children 5-11 can now receive the Pfizer vaccine through the Wayne County Health Department. Visit WayneGov.com/vaccine to schedule a vaccination appointment.