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Sep. 9—RALEIGH — Doctors and hospital leaders have been saying for weeks that the surge of COVID-19 patients this summer has been largely among the unvaccinated. Now they're beginning to share the numbers in ways they hope will inspire more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Hospitals have begun publishing charts and graphics on their websites and on social media that convey what portion of ...

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North Carolina reported Tuesday that 3,342 people in the state are hospitalized with COVID-19. Monday was the first day since Jan. 27 that the state reported more than 3,300. Since the beginning of August, hospitalizations have increased by over 250% statewide, data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services shows. Among those hospitalized, 830 are being treated in intensive care ...

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More than 2,000 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in North Carolina, five times more than at the start of July as the threat from the delta variant continues to grow. It’s the first time hospitalizations have risen over 2,000 since Feb. 14, when 2,005 people were hospitalized with the virus. Hospitalizations have increased every day in N.C. since July 9, rising from 409 to 2,179 as of ...

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The World Health Organization and CDC defines this as a variant of interest and noted it has been documented in multiple countries.

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First noted in India before being detected in the U.S. in March 2021, the CDC notes this variant of concern’s increased transmissibility. Researchers are watching the delta variant carefully as it continues to spread.

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North Carolina has had over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported Friday. According to the DHHS North Carolina COVID-19 Dashboard, the state saw 1,023 new cases on Friday, up only three from 1,020 cases reported Thursday, but still the first time since early May that the number has been above 1,000. There are currently ...

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State health departments and governors' offices across the country are finally being told by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed how many doses of the coronavirus vaccine they will initially be receiving once the vaccine is authorized, and it's not enough.

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