(GDN) – Wayne County’s jump in new coronavirus cases continues.
According to Thursday’s figures from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, 3,218 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wayne County over the past two weeks. Last week at this time, 2,799 new case of COVID had been confirmed in Wayne County over the past 14 days. Wayne County has recorded 337 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began.
Meanwhile, North Carolina reported 29,580 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Over 4,700 people were hospitalized due to COVID across the state. North Carolina has now recorded 20,108 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began.
Thursday’s figures from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services show 68,364 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wayne County, which represents 56% of the county’s population. 61,709 people have been fully vaccinated, which is 50% of the population of Wayne County. 21,128 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.