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North Carolina Re-Enters The 'Red Zone' For COVID-19 Case Counts

A picture of the map of North Carolina with different shades of red to show the number of confirmed cases in each county
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COVID-19 prevalence by county in North Carolina. This map shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 by percentage of population confirmed to be infected as of Oct. 15, 2020.

North Carolina hit its highest one-day case count of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,684 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, and shared that hospitalizations are also creeping back up. 

The state’s higher daily case count puts it back in the "red zone" for cases according to the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Coronavirus researcher Lisa Gralinski joins host Frank Stasio to reflect on the state’s trends and how folks can best plan for a safe holiday season. Gralinski is an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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