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  • Cumberland Trending In Positive Direction; Case Numbers Down

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    March 15, 2021
    COVID-19 Update
    Cumberland Trending In Positive Direction; Case Numbers Down


    FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Department of Public Health reports eight Cumberland County residents died from the coronavirus since the beginning of March, bringing the total to 284 deaths. There have been 24,791 cases reported since the onset of the pandemic.
     
    Cumberland County was in the Orange Tier of the NC County Alert System with substantial community spread, according to the most recent available data taken from Feb. 14 – 27. The county’s case positivity rate is at 6.5%, a decrease since February. The target rate recommended by the World Health Organization is 5%.
     
    Vaccine Clinic Information
    Effective March 17, the Health Department will begin vaccinating individuals eligible in Group 4 (Individuals with higher risk medical conditions and additional congregate settings). Cumberland County continues to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics. An online application form now allows individuals to choose their own appointment date and time for the first dose of the vaccine. A Saturday clinic has been added to next week’s vaccination schedule.
     
    • Tuesday, March 16: 2nd dose appointment only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups 1, 2 and 3. No standby lane.
    • Wednesday, March 17: 1st and 2nd doses appointment only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. No standby lane.
    • Friday, March 19: 1st dose appointment only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. Standby lane from 3 to 5 p.m. for eligible individuals.
    • Saturday, March 20: 1st dose appointment only. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. The Health Department will open appointment slots beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 12.
     
    Visit co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19vaccine to make 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.

     
    Cumberland County COVID-19 UPDATE  3/12/2021
    CASES  
    # of cases 24,791
    % of positive cases 6.5%
    # of deaths 284
       
    Vaccination Data  
    Eligible Groups 1, 2 and 3  
    Doses administered to Cumberland County residents  
    1st dose administered through March 11 43,281 NOTE: represents different providers receiving vaccines through NCDHHS
    2nd dose administered through March 11 28,930
    1st dose percent of population vaccinated 12.9%
    2nd dose percent of population vaccinated 8.6%
       
    CLINIC SCHEDULE  
    Cumberland County Health Department Vaccination Clinics for Week of March 15-19 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Crown Expo Center 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville
    Tuesday, March 16 2nd Dose. By Appointment Only
    Wednesday, March 17 1st and 2nd Doses. By Appointment Only for Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4
    Friday, March 19 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, 3 and 4
     Saturday, March 20 1st Dose. Appointments 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4
     

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