NC coronavirus update August 25: North Carolina in the ‘yellow zone’ for new COVID-19 cases, White House report says – WTVD-TV

NC coronavirus update August 25: North Carolina in the ‘yellow zone’ for new COVID-19 cases, White House report says – WTVD-TV

RALEIGH — Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.

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3:10 p.m.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reported another COVID-19 cluster at the Koury residence hall–the 11th cluster associated with the university to date.

A cluster is definied as five or more cases in close proximity. The university did not specify how many students tested positive as part of this cluster.

All students who tested positive for the virus within this cluster are currently in isolation, and any close contacts of those individuals will be identified through contact tracing.

2:00 p.m.
In a news conference, NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said that while North Carolina is making progress on its COVID-19 trends, that progress if fragile and could quickly reverse if people stop following the 3 w’s.

“The 3 w’s is going to be part of all of our lives during the months to come,” Cohen said.

Cohen clarified that the 3 w’s apply to both public and private interactions. While she said many North Carolinians are wearing their face coverings during trips to the grocery store or post office, she added that they should also be worn during interactions with friends or extended family members that live outside of the same household, or when going to work.

Cohen also emphasized that North Carolinians should avoid crowds–and are required under executive order not to gather in groups of more
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