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COVID-19 Blog | Asheboro couple married 61 years, both caught COVID-19, husband fighting for his life

For immediate questions, call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at 866-462-3821 or 2-1-1.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Get the latest COVID-19 updates from Gov. Roy Cooper and the state task force, health departments, universities, school districts, and more in this story. We'll put North Carolina's COVID-19 numbers in context for you, and explain what it could mean for the reopening process. Call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at 866-462-3821 or 2-1-1 for immediate questions.  

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2020

11 p.m. - An Asheboro man is fighting for his life after he and his wife of 61 years caught the coronavirus

A Triad family is speaking out after at least five family members caught COVID-19. The family is asking for prayers and support as a great-grandfather remains hospitalized in Greensboro fighting the coronavirus.

Asheboro residents Nancy Staley and her husband Leo have been married for 61 years and both became sick with the virus. 

Nancy spoke with WFMY News 2 from home her with two daughters, Lynette and Laura, by her side, while her husband received intensive care for coronavirus at Cone Health's Green Valley COVID-19 hospital.

RELATED: Married 61 years, NC couple both caught COVID-19, great-grandfather remains hospitalized | 'The prayers have kept him alive'

1:10 p.m. The NCDHHS reports a total of 2,191 total hospitalizations in North Carolina as of Sunday at 12 p.m. 

12:59 p.m. According to the NCDHHS, as of 12 p.m. Sunday, there are 394,000 cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina. 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020

The NCDHHS released coronavirus numbers for nursing homes and rehab facilities on Friday. Here are the highlights from this week's numbers reported at facilities. 

  • SEVEN NEW OUTBREAKS
    • The Arboretum at Heritage Greens in Greensboro - 20 total cases (16 residents, 4 staff), 4 deaths reported.
    • Clemmons Village 1 - 4 total cases (1 resident, 3 staff), no deaths. This is their second outbreak. The first had 24 cases, 2 deaths.
    • Clemmons Village 2 - 16 total cases (12 residents, 4 staff), no deaths.
    • Memory Care of the Triad in Kernersville - 5 total cases (4 residents, 1 staff), no deaths.
    • Salem Terrace Assisted Living in Winston-Salem - 6 total cases (4 residents, 2 staff), no deaths.
    • Springview Assisted Living  - Brock Building - 2 total cases (both staff), no deaths.
    • Springview Assisted Living  - Ross Building - 3 total cases (1 resident, 2 staff), no deaths.
  • 3 staff members died at Forest Heights Senior Living in Winston-Salem. 
  • Spike at Homestead Hills Skills Nursing in Forsyth County. 17 new cases. 2 more deaths. They now have 27 total cases (17 residents, 10 staff).
  • 17 new cases at Pine Ridge Health and Rehab in Lexington. They now have 78 total cases (57 residents, 21 staff), 6 deaths. 
  • 4 more deaths, 18 new cases at GrayBriar Nursing and Rehab in Randolph County (Trinity). They now have 136 total cases. That makes this the second largest outbreak on record in the Triad. It's also the second-largest active outbreak in the Triad.
  • TWO OUTBREAKS ENDED
    • Kerner Ridge ALF in Kernersville. 40 total cases, 5 deaths.
    • Northern Surry Skilled Nursing Facility at Northern Regional Hospital. 3 total cases, no deaths.

Latest North Carolina COVID-19 numbers: (Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020)

  • New cases: 5,637 (new record; previous record was more than 4,500 cases on Nov. 22)
  • Total cases: 377,231 
  • Total deaths: 5,401 
  • Hospitalizations: 2,101 (new record)
  • Percent of positive tests: 10.1% 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020

2 p.m. -- NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen is giving an update on COVID-19 in the state. 

85,000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses will be sent out in late December. North Carolina hospital workers who work closely with coronavirus patients will get the first doses, Cohen said. 

After the first week of distribution, Cohen said they expect another vaccine (possibly Moderna) will become available, and state leaders will work to distribute what's available to those most at risk. 

Cohen said COVID-19 vaccines will be prioritized in the following order: 

1. Hospital staff working closely with COVID-19 patients

2. Long-term care residents and staff

3. Adults with two or more chronic conditions 

12 p.m. -- New COVID cases in North Carolina set a new record by a long shot on Thursday, with more than 5,600 new cases. It's not surprising, as the best time to get tested for accuracy is 5-7 days after possible exposure. Thursday marks seven days since Thanksgiving. 

RELATED: VERIFY: Testing too early can give false negative, five to seven days after exposure is more accurate

Hospitalizations also reached another record Thursday with more than 2,100 new patients. It's no longer a consecutive record, as NCDHHS updated some of the numbers from previous days. 

Cone Health reported its highest hospitalization volume as of Thursday morning with 161 COVID patients, 30 of whom are in the ICU. 

10 a.m. -- Dr. Christopher Ohl, infectious disease expert with Wake Forest Baptist Health, will give an update on COVID-19 trends in the Triad and the rise in hospitalizations. 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020

12:30 p.m. - North Carolina had a fifth-straight day of record-high hospitalizations on Wednesday (2039). It was the third-highest day for new cases, with nearly 4,200 newly confirmed COVID cases. The percent positive went up to 11.4% - the highest it's been since the July 6 peak, and also higher than the national average. 

4:30 a.m. - Pfizer announced early Wednesday morning it has received approval for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in Britain.

RELATED: UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020

7:15 p.m. - NCDHHS reports six new outbreaks at nursing homes and rehab facilities. 

SIX NEW OUTBREAKS

  • Countryside Manor in Stokesdale - 6 cases (1 resident, 5 staff), no deaths.
  • Cadence Living Center Clemmons - 2 total cases (1 resident, 1 staff), no deaths. This is their second outbreak. The first had 4 cases, no deaths.
  • Forsyth County Detention Center - 2 total cases (both staff). This is their second outbreak. The first had 11 cases, no deaths.
  • Moneta Spring Memory Care at Twin Lakes in Alamance County - 2 total cases (both staff), no deaths. This is their second outbreak. The first had 5 cases, no deaths.
  • Pruitt Health Elkin in Surry County - 4 total cases (1 resident, 3 staff), no deaths. This is their second outbreak. The first had 72 cases, 10 deaths.
  • Vivian/Deborah Nursing Home in Surry County - 2 total cases (both staff), no deaths.

7:00 p.m. - The NCDHHS has released its COVID numbers for nursing homes and rehab facilities. 

It has also removed some off its list. Here's a county-by-county breakdown of the numbers. 

Guilford County:

Camden Health and Rehab

  • 2 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 0 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 2 residents, 0 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 85 cases, 15 deaths

Kindred Long-term Acute Care/Kindred Hospital in Greensboro

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 1 resident, 1 staff, 0 deaths

Holden Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care

  • 2 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 0 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 2 residents, 0 staff, 0 deaths

Well-Spring Retirement Community

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 1 resident, 1 staff, 0 deaths

Brighton Gardens of Greensboro

  • 4 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 1 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 22 cases, 0 deaths

Brookdale High Point Assisted Living

  • 7 total cases
  • 4 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 7 total cases, 4 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Maple Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center

  • 4 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 2 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 126 cases, 22 deaths

Accordius Health

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Heartland Living and Rehab

  • 3 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 3 total cases,1 resident, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Blumenthal's Nursing and Rehab

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 1 resident, 1 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 3 cases, 0 deaths

Meridian Center (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 5 total cases

  • 3 residents

  • 2 staff

  • 1 death

Carolina Pines at Greensboro

  • 96 total cases

  • 71 residents

  • 25 staff

  • 2 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS:  96 total cases, 71 residents, 25 staff, 2 deaths

Friends Homes at Guilford

  • 3 total cases

  • 0 residents

  • 3 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 0 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 6 cases, 0 deaths

Guilford Health Care Center

  • 62 total cases

  • 41 residents

  • 21 staff

  • 6 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 62 total cases, 41 residents, 21 staff, 6 deaths

Monarch Group Home of High Point (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 6 total cases

  • 4 residents

  • 2 staff

  • 0 deaths

Ashton Health and Rehab

  • 29 total cases

  • 16 residents

  • 13 staff 

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 29 total cases, 16 residents, 13 staff, 0 deaths

Guilford House

  • 10 total cases

  • 6 residents

  • 4 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 10 total cases, 6 residents, 4 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 25 cases, 4 deaths

Greenhaven Health and Rehabilitation Center

  • 2 total cases

  • 0 residents

  • 2 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Countryside Manor 

  • 6 total cases

  • 1 resident

  • 5 staff

  • 0 deaths

Forsyth County:

Kerner Ridge ALF

  • 40 total cases
  • 24 residents
  • 16 staff
  • 5 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 40 total cases, 24 residents, 16 staff, 4 deaths

The Citadel at Winston-Salem

  • 52 total cases
  • 36 residents
  • 16 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 52 total cases, 36 residents, 16 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 69 cases, 4 deaths

Salemtowne Babcock Health Center

  • 13 total cases
  • 7 residents
  • 6 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 13 total cases, 7 residents, 6 staff, 0 deaths

Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community Inc.

  • 29 total cases
  • 15 residents
  • 14 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 29 total cases, 15 residents, 14 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 2 cases, 0 deaths

Piney Grove Nursing and Rehab Center

  • 89 total cases
  • 58 residents
  • 31 staff
  • 11 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 89 total cases, 58 residents, 31 staff, 11 deaths

  • FIRST OUTBREAK: 6 cases, 0 deaths
  • SECOND OUTBREAK: 5 cases, 0 deaths

Oak Forest Health and Rehab

  • 54 total cases
  • 30 residents
  • 24 staff
  • 3 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 54 total cases, 30 residents, 24 staff, 3 deaths

  • FIRST OUTBREAK: 13 cases, 0 deaths
  • SECOND OUTBREAK: 79 cases, 1 death

The Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center

  • 5 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 4 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 5 total cases, 1 resident, 4 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 29 cases, 1 death

Forest Heights Senior Living Community

  • 10 total cases
  • 6 residents
  • 4 staff
  • 2 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 10 total cases, 6 residents, 4 staff, 1 death

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 4 cases, 0 deaths

Trinity Glen

  • 66 total cases
  • 38 residents
  • 28 staff
  • 4 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 66 total cases, 38 residents, 28 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 54 cases, 10 deaths

Brookridge Retirement Community

  • 8 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 6 staff 
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 8 total cases, 2 residents, 6 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 4 cases, 0 deaths

Homestead Hills Assisted Living

  • 4 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 1 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 3 cases, 0 deaths

Trinity Elms

  • 5 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 4 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 5 total cases, 1 resident, 4 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 34 cases, 3 deaths

Vienna Village

  • 14 total cases
  • 5 residents
  • 9 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 14 total cases, 5 residents, 9 staff, 0 deaths

Brookestone of Clemmons

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Horizons Atrium Residential Care Center

  • 22 total cases
  • 9 residents
  • 13 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 22 total cases, 9 residents, 13 staff, 0 deaths

Homestead Hills Skills Nursing

  • 10 total cases
  • 6 residents
  • 4 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 10 total cases, 6 residents, 4 staff, 0 deaths

Horizon Arches Residential Care Center

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Magnolia Creek Assisted Living

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Cadence Living Center Clemmons 

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 4 cases, no deaths

Forsyth County Detention Center 

  • 2 total cases (both staff)
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 11 cases, no deaths

Alamance County:

Alamance Health Care Center

  • 193 total cases
  • 122 residents
  • 71 staff
  • 13 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 193 total cases, 122 residents, 71 staff, 13 deaths

Peak Resources Alamance

  • 97 total cases
  • 65 residents
  • 32 staff
  • 21 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 97 total cases, 65 residents, 31 staff, 21 deaths
  • FIRST OUTBREAK: 3 cases, 0 deaths
  • SECOND OUTBREAK: 4 cases, 0 deaths

White Oak Manor

  • 3 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 0 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 134 cases, 31 deaths

Coble Creek

  • 53 total cases
  • 30 residents
  • 23 staff
  • 9 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 53 total cases, 30 residents, 23 staff, 9 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 2 cases, 0 deaths

Brookdale Burlington Assisted Living

  • 27 total cases

  • 20 residents

  • 7 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 27 total cases, 20 residents, 7 staff, 0 deaths

Mebane Street, Burlington

  • 6 total cases

  • 5 residents

  • 1 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 6 total cases, 5 residents, 1 staff, 0 deaths

Alamance House

  • 3 total cases

  • 0 residents

  • 3 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 0 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Moneta Spring Memory Care at Twin Lakes

  • 2 total cases

  • 0 residents

  • 2 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 5 cases, 0 deaths

Davidson County:

Pine Ridge Health and Rehab

  • 61 total cases
  • 41 residents
  • 20 staff
  • 6 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 59 total cases, 40 residents, 19 staff, 6 deaths

Piedmont Crossing

  • 11 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 10 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 11 total cases, 1 resident, 10 staff, 0 deaths

Mount Vista Health Park

  • 14 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 14 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 12 total cases, 0 residents, 12 staff, 0 deaths

Brookstone Retirement

  • 37 total cases
  • 31 residents
  • 6 staff 
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 36 total cases, 30 residents, 6 staff, 0 deaths

Abbots Creek Center

  • 3 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 1 resident, 2 staff, 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 13 cases, 0 deaths

Lexington Healthcare

  • 19 total cases
  • 17 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 12 total cases, 10 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

  • Takeaway: 7 new cases (all residents)

Randolph County:

Alpine Health and Rehab of Asheboro

  • 68 total cases
  • 38 residents
  • 30 staff
  • 3 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 68 total cases, 38 residents, 30 staff, 3 deaths

Universal Healthcare Ramseur (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 62 total cases
  • 39 residents
  • 23 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 54 cases, 8 deaths

Clapps Convalescent Nursing Home

  • 31 total cases
  • 14 residents
  • 17 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 20 total cases, 9 residents, 11 staff, 0 deaths

  • Takeaway: 11 new cases (5 residents, 6 staff)

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 8 cases, 0 deaths

Westwood Health and Rehab

  • 8 total cases
  • 3 residents
  • 5 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 7 total cases, 2 residents, 5 staff, 0 deaths

  • Takeaway: 1 new case (resident)

Randolph County Detention Center

  • 61 total cases (48 inmates, 13 staff) (2 new cases)
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 7 cases, 0 deaths

Crossroads Main Care Unit

  • 4 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 1 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Crossroads Memory Care

  • 44 total cases
  • 29 residents
  • 15 staff
  • 6 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 44 total cases, 29 residents, 15 staff, 0 deaths

  • Takeaway: 6 people have died

GrayBrier Nursing and Rehab

  • 118 total cases
  • 62 residents
  • 56 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 28 total cases, 7 residents, 21 staff, 0 deaths

  • Takeaway: 90 new cases (55 residents, 35 staff)

Rockingham County:

Jacob's Creek Nursing and Rehab Center

  • 123 total cases
  • 78 residents
  • 45 staff
  • 2 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 123 total cases, 78 residents, 45 staff, 2 deaths

UNC Rockingham Rehabilitation and Health at UNC Rockingham Hospital

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Pelican Health Reidsville

  • 14 total cases
  • 10 residents
  • 4 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 14 total cases, 10 residents, 4 staff, 0 deaths

Stokes County

Walnut Cove Health and Rehab

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Walnut Ridge Assisted Living

  • 31 total cases
  • 17 residents
  • 14 staff
  • 6 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 31 total cases, 17 residents, 14 staff, 6 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 9 total cases, 0 deaths

Priddy Manor

  • 7 total cases

  • 5 residents

  • 2 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 7 total cases, 5 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Surry County:

Central Continuing Care (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 22 total cases

  • 13 residents

  • 9 staff

  • 0 deaths

Northern Surry Skilled Nursing Facility at Northern Regional Hospital

  • 3 total cases

  • 0 residents

  • 3 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 0 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Dunmore Plantation (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 33 total cases

  • 23 residents

  • 10 staff

  • 0 deaths

RidgeCrest Nursing Home

  • 20 total cases

  • 11 residents

  • 9 staff

  • 4 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 20 total cases, 11 residents, 9 staff, 4 deaths

Pruitt Health Elkin 

  • 4 total cases

  • 1 resident

  • 3 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 72 cases, 10 deaths

Vivian/Deborah 

  • 2 total cases

  • 0 residents

  • 2 staff

  • 0 deaths

Davie County:

Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

  • 5 total cases

  • 5 residents

  • 0 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 5 total cases, 5 residents, 0 staff, 0 deaths

Davie Nursing and Rehab

  • 6 total cases

  • 3 residents

  • 3 staff

  • 0 deaths

  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 6 total cases, 3 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Wilkes County:

Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

  • 134 total cases
  • 76 residents
  • 58 staff
  • 14 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 134 total cases, 76 residents, 58 staff, 14 deaths

Accordius Health at Wilkesboro

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Wilkes Health and Rehab

  • 54 total cases
  • 31 residents
  • 23 staff
  • 3 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 54 total cases, 31 residents, 23 staff, 3 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 5 cases, 0 deaths

Wilkesboro Assisted Living

  • 31 total cases
  • 26 residents
  • 5 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 31 total cases, 26 resident, 5 staff, 0 deaths

Rose Glenn Manor

  • 17 total cases
  • 11 residents
  • 6 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 17 total cases, 11 residents, 6 staff, 0 deaths

Wilkes County Jail (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 2 total cases (both staff)
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 4 cases, 0 deaths

Montgomery County:

Poplar Springs Assisted Living

  • 7 total cases
  • 6 residents
  • 1 staff
  • 1 death
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 5 total cases, 4 residents, 1 staff, 1 death
  • Takeaway: 2 new cases (both residents)

Sandy Ridge Memory Care

  • 2 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 1 resident, 1 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 53 cases, 6 deaths

Eckerd Commons Juvenile Justice Residential Program (off the list - 17 cases, 0 deaths)

Autumn Care of Biscoe (off the list - 93 cases, 11 deaths)

Montgomery County Jail (off the list - 30 cases, 0 deaths)

Alleghany County

Bottomley Evergreens and Farms in Sparta (off the list - 128 cases, 0 deaths)

Alleghany Center (off the list - 3 cases, 0 deaths)

Caswell County:

Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation/Yanceyville

  • 4 total cases
  • 3 residents
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • LAST WEEK NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 3 residents, 1 staff, 0 deaths
  • PREVIOUS OUTBREAK: 3 cases, 0 deaths

4:00 p.m. -  Congressman Ted Budd has tested positive for COVID-19. 

He released a statement saying he tested positive for COVID-19. The statement reads he has mild symptoms and is quarantining on his farm. He said he plans to keep working remotely while he quarantines. 

3:11 p.m. - The COVID-19 vaccine will be free regardless of whether someone has health insurance.

3:10 p.m. - Health care workers, people in long-term care and those at risk for severe illness will come first.  

3:09 p.m. - The COVID-19 vaccine will be free for everyone in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper said.

3:05 p.m. - "Practice social distancing. Any time we leave the house. Any time we are near people we don’t live with. These simple measures do save lives," Gov. Cooper said.  

3:00 p.m. - Gov. Roy Cooper and the NC COVID-19 task force will give an update on the virus at 3 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch the briefing live in this blog.

12:30 p.m. - For the fourth day in a row, North Carolina hit a new record of COVID-19 patients in hospitals, passing 2,000 hospitalizations for the first time ever on Tuesday. 

North Carolina reached its highest percent-positive (10.2%) since the July peak. 

The latest COVID-19 county alert map has Guilford County listed as 'critical' with a 'high impact' on hospitals.

Gov. Roy Cooper and the state task force will give an update on COVID-19 at 3 p.m.

Credit: NCDHHS
North Carolina's percent of positive tests from July to December

 

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