Governor Cooper updates state on COVID-19 trends

Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 4:39 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Gov. Roy Cooper provided an update Thursday on the state’s COVID-19 metrics and trends as the Delta variant continues to spread.

Along with Dr. Mandy Cohen of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Cooper shared why getting vaccinated is crucial in mitigating the spread of the virus.

According to the governor’s office, 109 school districts, covering more than 95 percent, have a mandatory mask requirement.

Three weeks ago, only 74 school districts, accounting for 64 percent of children in the state, were requiring masks.

The first weeks of school have seen increased cases of the virus in students, and counties have taken preventative measures to try and keep them safe.

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