Our frenetic news cycle
Boy howdy are things moving along. I’m going to try to finish tonight’s update before hitting the streets. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
- Greensboro and High Point remain under curfew: 8 p.m.-6 a.m. There is no curfew in Winston-Salem.
- Yesterday, High Point shut down public transit indefinitely after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Today they shut down the municipal building for the exact same reason.
- Two days ago, Gov. Cooper mobilized the National Guard to deal with crowd behavior during this time of protest.
- Today, Cooper told the RNC that the planned convention in Charlotte would have to be smaller than they wanted, and that face-coverings would be mandatory. Sortry, can;t find a link to the actual letter right now so Politico gets the nod.
- NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley issued an emergency directive halting evictions in the state until June 21.
- There are 626 new cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina, discovered in 12,273 tests. That’s 5.1 percent.
- 716 people are currently hospitalized, using 77 percent of our available inpatient beds, 23 percent of available respirators and 80 percent of ICU space.
- Guilford County has 79 new cases today, making 1,352 total diagnoses against 729 recoveries and 70 deaths; 230 are hospitalized.
- Forsyth County clocks 24 new cases, for 1,475. Still sitting tight at 95 recoveries; no new ones registered since April 18.
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