The latest map shows that 27 counties are currently in red status-a decrease from the 61 red counties reported last time.
Since the start of the county alert system, this is the least red county in the state.
NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy K. Cohen said: “As North Carolina continues to follow 3W, and more than one million people in the state receive at least the first dose of the vaccine, we are slowing the spread and saving lives.” Get up. “
The update also lists 40 orange counties and 33 yellow counties-both of which have changed from the 33 orange counties and 6 yellow counties on February 4.
The NCDHHS stated in a press release that although the key indicators of North Carolina are still high, they are moving in a positive direction. The number of COVID-1
Health officials said that people in all counties should continue to limit public interaction to basic activities, avoid gatherings with people outside of their families, and continue to comply with 3W.
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Red and orange counties need to take more steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in their communities; these counties are strongly recommended to go further and build on the current requirements outlined in the county alert system.
The COVID-19 county alert system uses the COVID-19 case rate, the percentage of positive tests, and the impact of hospitals in the county to classify counties into the following categories:
Yellow: major community transmission
Orange: large community spread
Red: critical community communication
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