WATCH LIVE: North Carolina Coronavirus Task Force Briefing
Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to give an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina this afternoon.
Cooper is expected to discuss the new omicron variant of the virus at 3 p.m.
The briefing comes as the average of daily new cases of COVID-19 has been dropping over the last seven days. More than 1,000 people in North Carolina are still hospitalized from the virus.
Additionally, Dr. Mandy Cohen — the state secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services — is expected to discuss her resignation. She has held the position for nearly five years.
Watch below, live, at 3 p.m. EST: