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The Transportation Security Administration announced that it had screened 1 million people the day after Christmas.
The day after Christmas is the second most traveled day since the pandemic began. The most frequent day occurred on the day before Christmas, when TSA screened 1,191,123 people.
The daily number of people during this holiday is about half of the number of passengers screened on the same day in 2019.
The TSA number was issued when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans to stay at home due to the COVID-1
As cases continue to surge after Thanksgiving-related travel, health experts warn that a similar surge may occur within a few weeks due to travel related to the year-end holiday.
Monday morning headlines
Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities in North Carolina will begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.
CVS and Walgreens are organizing vaccination, but due to privacy considerations, they have not determined the specific location where they will receive the injection first.
We do know that CVS has been administering vaccines in nearly 900 plants in North Carolina and more than 40,000 plants nationwide since Monday. The organization expects to vaccinate up to 4 million residents and staff.
CVS said it will start providing vaccines to the public sometime next year.
At the same time, North Carolina’s COVID-19 indicators remain at or near record levels.
To date, more than one million people in North Carolina have tested positive for the virus, and at least 6,549 people have died of the virus. The updated number will be released around noon.
President Donald Trump delayed signing the COVID-19 relief bill after nearly a week.
The president announced on Sunday that he had signed a bipartisan bill led by his own representatives, but he called it a shame earlier this week.
The president said in a statement that he is signing the bill but also called on Congress to amend it.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,898 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases across the state to 516,828.
The daily positive percentage continued to develop in the wrong direction and increased by 1.5%, bringing the total to 11.9%. The goal set by NCDHHS officials is to reach 5%.
As of Sunday afternoon, more than 100 people have entered the hospital due to COVID-19. In nearly a week, the number of hospitalizations has exceeded 3,000.
Since Saturday, another 23 people have died from the virus, bringing the total to 6,549.
A total of 6,737,864 tests were completed, an increase of 29,776 from Saturday.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released the state’s new COVID-19 numbers for the first time on Saturday, the first in three days.
No figures were released on Christmas Eve or Christmas.
The daily increase in cases in the last three days is as follows:
December 24: 7,703
Deuteronomy 25: 6.345
December 26: 5,371
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the total number of cases in North Carolina has exceeded 500,000 in the past few days.
Currently, 3,023 people in the state are hospitalized for COVID-19. Since December 21, the number of hospitalizations has exceeded 3,000.
The state’s positive percentage is 10.4%. The goal is to reach 5%.
Prison officials said a criminal at the Nash Correctional Facility was diagnosed positive for COVID-19 and died on Christmas Eve.
The 81-year-old offender has a wide range of basic medical problems. He tested positive for COVID-19 on December 8 and was hospitalized on December 20.
Prison Commissioner Todd Isch said: “We sympathize with the families of criminals because losing loved ones is already difficult, but especially during the holidays.” “We continue to work to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in prisons because of the staff and criminals. The health and safety of the country remains our top priority.”
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Take a look at the state’s “County Alert System” to see the latest trends in community transmission in central North Carolina.
Wake and Durham counties are located in the orange zone-the level of community transmission is “significant”.
Cumberland County is in the red zone-in a state of “critical” sprawl.
The latest update shows that more than 90% of the states are in the red or orange zone.
In the past two weeks, the number of counties in the red zone has increased from 48 to 65.
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