All of Eastern Carolina again high-risk for spread of COVID-19

All of Eastern Carolina again high-risk for spread of COVID-19
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 10:50 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2022 at 3:10 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WITN) - For the second time in less than a month, all of Eastern Carolina is high-risk for the spread of COVID-19.

New maps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were released Friday morning. They show red, or high-risk, for all counties.

That last happened back on July 29th.

The CDC says most North Carolina counites are at high-risk, while only a handful are low-risk for the spread of the virus.

The new map comes out just days after Gov. Roy Cooper lifted the state of emergency that was enacted shortly after the virus was first detected in the state.

To date, there have been 3,074,964 cases in North Carolina and 25,760 people have died because of the virus.

Volunteers from the nonprofit Citizens Advocating for Racial Equity and Equality have been working overtime to provide at-home COVID-19 test kits to people who need them.

“With the number rising, we are getting calls regularly, really daily, with people wanting at-home test kits, and we have worked with the same resolve throughout the pandemic,” Tonya Foreman, CAREE founder said.

Anyone in need of a free at-home COVID-19 test kit can contact CAREE.

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