COVID-19 cases still active in NHC, Public Health continues vaccination efforts

Posted June 24, 2021 at 4:58 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Health and Human Services’ Public Health continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines and health officials urge residents who have not been vaccinated to do so to prevent the spread of variants of the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 Data in New Hanover County:

  • As of June 23, there have been 19,754 total cases of COVID-19 in New Hanover County, including 19 new cases over the last week.
  • Of the total number of cases, 19,471 have recovered and 103 cases are presumed to still be active. Sadly, 177 people have died from the virus.
  • In New Hanover County, approximately 118,305 residents (about 50 percent) have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and approximately 111,985 residents (about 48 percent) are fully vaccinated and protected from COVID-19.
  • In the state’s County Alert System, New Hanover County remains in the Light Yellow tier, signifying moderate community spread of COVID-19. The county’s current metrics in the system update are as follows:
    • 14-day case rate per 100,000 people: 57.60
    • 14-day percent positivity: 2.6 percent
    • Hospital impact: Slight

NHC Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

  • NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher (900 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach)
    • Sunday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Free same-day admission to the aquarium for vaccine recipients
  • Health and Human Services Health Clinic (1650 Greenfield Street)
    • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Independence Mall (3500 Oleander Drive)
    • Tuesday and Thursday, from noon to 7 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Summer Cash Card

  • The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the number of locations providing $25 Summer Cash Cards (prepaid Mastercard), to offset the cost of transportation and time to get a vaccine. To view a list of locations where vaccine recipients can receive a $25 Summer Cash Card, visit


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