NC Coronavirus update July 22: Delta variant accounts for most new COVID 19 cases in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper says
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina, like many other states across the country, is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are once again meeting to talk about safety concerns related to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Some J&J recipients report now suffering from a neurological disorder. The CDC will review the findings and debate whether vaccine booster shots will be needed in the future.
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Gov. Roy Cooper said the Delta variant is fueling the rise in COVID-19 cases across North Carolina.
He said the variant made up more than 80 percent of cases in recent days, which has seen daily cases and percent positive rates reach the highest levels seen in months.
"The best way to stop this disease from spreading and keeping our numbers down is to get more people vaccinated," Cooper said. "We have made so much progress against this virus, and now is not the time to ignore it
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