Number of deaths associated with COVID-19 this time frame – 0
Total number of deaths associated with COVID-19 since March 21, 2020 – 543 (per NCDHHS Dashboard)
For the week, the wastewater surveillance system found viral loads equal to the previous week, which is also true for emergency room visits for COVID. Hospital admissions were up over 10% from the previous week. On CDC’s Community Transmission map Robeson County remains moderate for transmission (“yellow”).
This week approval should be given for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be given to children under age 5 years old. As referenced before, only 9% of the children who are 5 to 11 years old have been vaccinated with two doses of vaccine so the likelihood of a groundswell for demand in this county for this newly eligible population is slim.