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  • County’s Death Count Climbs to 207

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    February 04, 2021
    COVID-19 Update
    County’s Death Count Climbs to 207  
     
    FAYETTEVILLE – The Department of Public Health reports that 15 Cumberland County residents died from the coronavirus during the last week of January, bringing the total to 207 deaths. There have been 20,555 cases reported.
     
    Cumberland County remains in the Red Tier with critical community spread.
     
    Demographic Information
    The racial breakdown for the COVID deaths in Cumberland County follows:
    • Asian or Pacific Islander           1 %
    • Black or African America        43 %
    • White                                       41 %
    • Other                                         5 %
    • Unknown/Suppressed            14 %
     
    Of the deaths, 127 indicated ethnicity:
    • Hispanic                                    2%
    • Non-Hispanic                          83%
    • Unknown/ Suppressed           15%
     
    Racial information was indicated in 15,788 of positive cases reported. The breakdown follows:
    • American Indian/Alaska Native          1%
    • Asian or Pacific Islander                       2%
    • Black or African America                    38%
    • White                                                   42%
    • Other                                                   16%
    When a county has a population of fewer than 500 individuals for a specific demographic group or fewer than three cases occurred in a week, some data is suppressed to protect patient privacy.
     
    Of the cases, 9,020 indicated ethnicity:
    • Hispanic                                  15 %
    • Non-Hispanic                          85 %
     
     
    Vaccination Clinics
    The Health Department is vaccinating people in Groups 1 and 2, which includes health care workers with direct patient contact, long-term care staff and residents, and individuals ages 65 and older.
    The department will hold the following drive-thru clinics for eligible individuals at the Crown Complex from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies:
     
    • Wednesday, Feb. 3 - first doses of the Moderna vaccine and second doses of Pfizer and Moderna. Due to the supply, no first doses of Pfizer will be issued.
     
    Appointment blocks run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. After 1 p.m., vaccinations are given on a standby basis for the eligible groups.
     
    • Thursday, Feb. 4 – first doses of Moderna. First-come, first-served with no appointment blocks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies last.
     
    • No clinic will be held Friday, Feb. 5. Instead, the Health Department will be administering the vaccine at long-term care facilities that did not register in the federal partnership program.
     
    Visit the County’s vaccination page at co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19vaccine for information or to complete the appointment block request form or call (910) 678-7657 weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Contact:
    Jennifer Green, Public Health Director
    (910) 433-6600