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ROCKINGHAM — Despite two COVID testing sites being closed due to weather, nearly 400 residents tested positive over the weekend and two more have died.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department reported more than 300 new cases and one new COVID-related death on Wednesday.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Monday reported the year’s first COVID-related death and more than 230 new cases of the coronavirus.

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ROCKINGHAM — There appears to be another spike in new positive COVID-19 tests in Richmond County and across the state with 100 new local cases in the past two days.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported on its COVID-19 dashboard today the highest one-day number of COVID-19 cases. NCDHHS is closely monitoring hospital capacity and is urging North Carolinians to gather safely, get vaccinated and boosted, and wear a mask indoors in public places.

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ROCKINGHAM — Hours after reporting a COVID-related death on Tuesday, the Richmond County Health Department reported another.

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ROCKINGHAM — Two Richmond County residents died from COVID complications over the Christmas weekend.

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ROCKINGHAM — There have now been 155 Richmond County residents to die from COVID-related complications in the 20 months since the pandemic began.

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RALEIGH — Health experts are warning that the highly contagious COVID-19 variant, Omicron, is expected to cause the greatest surge in COVID-19 infections to date in the coming months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services urge people to get vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) as soon as possible and to get a booster as soon as they are eligible to help prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death.

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ROCKINGHAM— Richmond County -Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus grant funding in the amount of $810,000 will soon be available to help curb housing evictions and utility disconnections. 

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