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Public Health urges vaccination as COVID-19 metrics improve, expands booster shot clinic

Posted October 7, 2021 at 4:48 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Public Health officials continue to urge residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as countywide metrics show signs of improvement following spikes in … Read More »

Public Health reports 62 deaths in September, death rate trends younger in unvaccinated population

Posted September 30, 2021 at 1:34 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Public Health officials were notified of four deaths of residents over the past week, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in … Read More »

New Hanover County Public Health to begin administering COVID-19 booster doses for eligible individuals

Posted September 28, 2021 at 3:50 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Public Health will begin offering booster vaccine shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals by appointment only starting Wednesday, September 29. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for … Read More »

County COVID-19 metrics show positive trends, emphasize need to continue protective measures

Posted September 23, 2021 at 4:22 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s COVID-19 percent positivity rate and hospitalizations have decreased slightly over the past few weeks, showing early indicators that the severity of COVID-19 … Read More »

New Hanover County reports record-high 37 COVID-19 deaths in the past week

Posted September 16, 2021 at 4:39 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Public Health officials reported 37 deaths from COVID-19 over the past week, bringing the total number of county residents who have died … Read More »

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus found in local mosquito

Posted September 13, 2021 at 2:57 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

*This press release has been updated to reflect the correct location of the positive EEE pool. The state informed New Hanover County on September 16 that the CDC lab made … Read More »

Eight additional COVID-19 deaths reported, officials urge vaccination & face coverings

Posted September 9, 2021 at 4:02 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Public Health officials reported eight deaths from COVID-19 in the first week of September, bringing the total number of county residents who … Read More »

New Hanover County reports 25 COVID-19 deaths in August, urges safe activities over holiday weekend

Posted September 2, 2021 at 4:11 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –New Hanover County Public Health officials were notified of 25 resident deaths from COVID-19 in the month of August, the highest number of deaths from the virus reported in a single month since January 2021. There were 2,544 new … Read More »

Public Health Rule now in place requiring face coverings inside all public places

Posted August 31, 2021 at 10:57 am     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following a public hearing today, the New Hanover County Health and Human Services (HHS) Board voted unanimously to implement a health rule that mandates face … Read More »

New Hanover County opens crisis intervention line, makes statement in response to today’s school shooting

Posted August 30, 2021 at 4:13 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleasePublic Health

New Hanover County has set up a crisis intervention line in response to the shooting at New Hanover High School that occurred today. The phone line, available in English and … Read More »

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