COVID 19 Updates

COVID-19 Positive Case Report for Robeson County Residents

01/08/2022-01/14/2022

Male
1,113
Female
1,512
African American
538
American Indian
882
White
423
Hispanic
227
Other
345
Unlisted
210
Total Number of positive cases this period
2,625
Total positive cases since March 21, 2020
33,198
Number of deaths associated with COVID this period – 3
Number of deaths since March 20, 2020 – 464 (per NCDHHS Dashboard)
The 14 day positivity rate was 31% – six times higher than the goal of 5%. The period ending January 15 had a positivity rate of over 35%. Nearly 40% of the cases are to children 17 and under. The vaccination rate for children 5 to 11 is 8% and for 12 to 17 it is 31%. 45% of Robeson’s residents have received one dose. 52,995 have received two doses of the multi-dose vaccines or one dose of J&J. There have been 17,392 doses administered as an additional dose or as a booster dose – this means 30% of the population who received the primary series received a recommended additional vaccination.
Positive cases increased by over 700 from the previous reporting period – this was painfully obvious when one drove by the mass testing sites and saw the volume of cars in line. Many schools are just returning to classes so one could anticipate a rise in this population.
With the addition of take home tests that can be requested through the mail (being offered by the federal government), one can expect a decrease in public testing unless a verified result is needed. Many employers will not accept home tests since verification of who actually took the test is not possible without a reliable monitor.