NC Coronavirus Update Nov 9: Wake County Middle School Students Return to Class Amid Rise in Key COVID-19 Indicators


RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) – Here are the latest updates on COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.

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Monday morning titlesAbout 6,000 middle school students in the Wake County public school system returned to class Monday morning.

Students will return in groups, with each group learning in person for a week with a day off. Then they will do virtual learning for two weeks.

The school district has had students returning to classrooms since October 26. Meanwhile, a school staff member and students have reported 25 cases of COVID-19.

As has become normal for schools in 2020, returning students in person will be required to adhere to various COVID-19 protocols, including temperature checks, health exams, wearing masks, and classrooms and cafeterias. distant.

Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward with his plans to start ruling the country. The first item on Biden’s list increases the country’s response to COVID-19.

Biden said he wanted to double drive test sites, invest in new technology and mobilize more than 100,000 contact tracing jobs.


North Carolina health officials are reporting 2,094 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 293,339 statewide to date.

With 96% of hospitals reporting, 1,147 patients with COVID-19 are hospitalized statewide. That’s 49 fewer than Saturday. In North Carolina, 4,607 people have died from the virus. That’s two more than Saturday.

The percentage of positive tests statewide is currently 6.2%. That’s down from Saturday’s 6.9% rate.

From Saturday to Sunday, the state reported an additional 40,824 COVID-19 tests.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been 9,861,983 cases of COVID-19 across the United States.


North Carolina health officials are reporting 2,676 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 291,245. The state is reporting 46,514 tests.

There were 23 other deaths in North Carolina, bringing that total to 4,605.

Across North Carolina, 1,196 people are hospitalized. That’s an increase of 35 from Friday.

The state reports a positive test rate of 6.9%, which is slightly up from the past few days.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been 9,740,073 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.

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