COVID vaccine live updates: Here’s what to know in North Carolina on June 21

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We’re tracking the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus and vaccines in North Carolina. Check back for updates.

More than 200 new cases reported

At least 1,010,889 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus and 13,368 have died since March 2020, according to state health officials.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 238 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, down from 241 on Sunday and 297 on Saturday. State health officials don’t release updated case counts over the weekends.

Twenty-eight additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Monday. Deaths don’t necessarily occur on the day the state reports them. The state health department revises its daily figures as information becomes available.

At least 458 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus as of Monday, down from 463 the day before.

As of Saturday — the latest day with available data — 2.4% of coronavirus tests were reported positive. Health officials say 5% or lower is the target rate to slow the spread of the virus.

Roughly 55% of adults in North Carolina have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine and about 52% have been fully vaccinated. State health officials round vaccination numbers to the nearest whole number.

Biden to visit NC as part of vaccine push

President Joe Biden is set to travel to North Carolina this week as the state trails behind his COVID-19 vaccination goal.

Biden plans to visit Raleigh on Thursday as part of the “National Month of Action,” an effort to push 70% of U.S. adults to get at least one vaccine dose by July 4, The News & Observer reported.

About two weeks ahead of the target date, state officials said 55% of adults are partially vaccinated against COVID-19. Earlier in June, North Carolina reportedly wasn’t on pace to meet Biden’s goal.

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