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  • Cumberland Deaths Rise to 256; Critical Spread Remains

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    February 19, 2021
    COVID-19 Update
    Cumberland Deaths Rise to 256; Critical Spread Remains
    FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Department of Public Health reports 49 Cumberland County residents died from the coronavirus since the beginning of February, bringing the total to 256 deaths. There have been 23,151 cases reported since the onset of the pandemic.

    Cumberland County remains in the Red Tier of the 
    NC County Alert System with critical community spread. The County’s case positivity rate is at 10.5%. The target rate recommended by the World Health Organization is 5%.
    Vaccine Clinic Information
    The County has drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those in Groups 1, 2 and a portion of Group 3 (beginning no earlier than Feb. 24) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crown Expo Center (1960 Coliseum DriveFayetteville NC). on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All previously confirmed appointments will be honored and should arrive as prescribed originally.
    • Tuesdays: 2nd dose appointment only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No standby lane
    • Wednesdays: 1st and 2nd doses appointment only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No standby lane
    • Fridays: 1st dose only. Appointments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Standby lane from 3 to 5 p.m. for individuals eligible in Groups 1, 2, and 3 (child care/Pre-K-12) only.
    Individuals from Group 3 who are eligible on Feb. 24 include workers in PreK-12 schools (public, charter, private/non-public schools) and childcare settings only. 
    Anyone who has received their first dose at the Crown Expo Center on or before Jan. 26 should request an appointment for their second dose or use the standby lane. Visit co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19vaccine to request an appointment. Call (910) 678-7657 during normal business hours if you need assistance with the form or have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Appointment confirmations will be sent via email or phone. Depending on dose allocation, this could take several days.

    Individuals who received their first dose at the Crown Expo Center on or after Jan. 27 are automatically scheduled for their second dose and do not need to request an appointment.

    Visit the County’s vaccination page at 
    co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19vaccine for information or call (910) 678-7657 weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Cumberland County COVID-19 UPDATE  2/19/2021
    # of cases 23,151
    % of positive cases 10.4%
    # of deaths 256
    County Alert Tier—Last updated using data from Jan. 17 – Jan 30 Red—Critical Spread
    Vaccination Data  
    Eligible Groups 1 and 2—Group 3, Sector 1 (PreK-12 school staff and childcare workers) eligible beginning Feb. 24  
    Doses administered to Cumberland County residents  
    1st dose administered 30,845 NOTE: represents different providers receiving vaccines through NCDHHS
    2nd dose administered 20,054
    Cumberland County Health Department Vaccination Clinics for Week of Feb. 22 – 26 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Crown Expo Center 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville
    Tuesday, Feb. 23 2nd Dose. By Appointment Only
    Wednesday, Feb. 24 1st and 2nd Doses. By Appointment Only
    Friday, Feb. 26 1st Dose. Appointments 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Standby Lane (first-come, first served) from 3 to 5 p.m. for Groups 1, 2 and 3 first sector (PreK-12 school staff and childcare workers)
    # of deaths 256
    Deaths By Race
    American Indian/Alaskan Native
    Asian or Pacific Islander
    Black or African American
    Missing Data on 23 deaths

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    Jennifer Green, Public Health Director
    (910) 433-3600