The independent news organization of Duke University

COVID-19 cases, vaccination rates across North Carolina: Here’s what you need to know

This year's NC Comicon: Bull City takes place Nov. 10-12 at the Durham Convention Center downtown.
This year's NC Comicon: Bull City takes place Nov. 10-12 at the Durham Convention Center downtown.

How do Durham's COVID-19 case counts and vaccination rates compare to neighboring counties and the state at large?

Here’s what the latest figures look like, featuring data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and county COVID-19 trackers.

Durham County

The CDC’s COVID-19 tracker reported Thursday that there were 889 COVID-19 cases in Durham County in the past seven days. There were 77 new hospital admissions and less than 10 deaths in the same time period.

The positivity rate in the county is 7.06%. 

Of all of Durham’s confirmed cases to date, 38.78% were among Black or African American residents, 29.12% were white residents and 24.73% were Hispanic or Latinx residents.

About 66.5% of Durham County residents 12 years and older—the eligible population—are fully vaccinated and 84.8% of residents 65 years and older are fully vaccinated.

Wake County

As of Thursday, the CDC reported 4,214 total cases in Wake County over the past seven days. There were 87 new hospital admissions and less than 10 deaths in that time period. 

The county had a 7.84% positivity rate, as of Sept. 6, a rate 0.78% greater than that of Durham County.

Of nearby counties, Wake County has the highest vaccination rates. About 69.1% of Wake County residents 12 years and older are fully vaccinated, while 90.3% of residents 65 years and older are fully vaccinated.

Chatham County

The CDC Thursday reported 159 total cases in Chatham County over the past seven days. There were five new hospital admissions and zero deaths in that time period. 

The county had an 8.5% positivity rate as of Sept. 6, the highest among nearby counties.

Over half—54.3%—of the eligible population is fully vaccinated, slightly less than Durham County, while 72.9% of residents 65 years and older are fully vaccinated.

Granville County

The CDC reported Thursday that there were 172 total positive COVID-19 cases in Granville County over the past seven days. There were six new hospital admissions and fewer than 10 deaths in that time period. The county had a 6.27% positivity rate as of Sept. 6. 

Over half—54.3%—of the eligible population is fully vaccinated, almost identical to Chatham County. 

54.3% of Granville County residents 12 years and older are fully vaccinated and 71.9% of residents 65 years and older are fully vaccinated.

North Carolina

There were 3,815 people currently hospitalized in the state on Thursday, compared to the 2,179 current hospitalizations reported Aug. 9. This recent rise has been attributed to the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Children aged 17 and under made up 31% of the state’s new COVID-19 cases the week of Aug. 29, the highest percentage since the pandemic began. Clusters among school sports teams accounted for 45% of all clusters in North Carolina middle and high schools, according to a press release from NCDHHS.


Katie Tan

Katie Tan is a Trinity sophomore and a features managing editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.

Discussion

Share and discuss “COVID-19 cases, vaccination rates across North Carolina: Here’s what you need to know” on social media.