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In one of the poorest counties in Eastern North Carolina, a program providing no-cost meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue uninterrupted during spring break. 

“We know that many of our students will not get the hot meal and breakfast item right now if it were not for Lenoir County Public Schools,” said Nicholas Harvey, assistant superintendent with Lenoir County Public Schools.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and health experts are laying groundwork to convince the public that social distancing orders could be needed beyond April to dull COVID-19′s spread and preserve hospital beds and lives. Cooper’s current statewide stay-at-home order and ban on dine-in service at restaurants and bars currently expire in a few weeks. A team of epidemiologists and other health policy experts released a report Monday that says maintaining social distancing rules gives hospitals a better chance to respond to a patient surge.

Health officials are reporting the first COVID-19 associated death in Pitt County. According to a news release, the individual died over the weekend from complications associated with the virus. The patient was in their seventies and had several underlying medical conditions.  There are 42 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pitt County.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and health experts are laying groundwork to convince the public that social distancing orders could be needed beyond April to dull COVID-19's spread and preserve hospital beds and lives. Cooper's current statewide stay-at-home order and ban on dine-in service at restaurants and bars currently expire in a few weeks. A team of epidemiologists and other health policy experts released a report Monday that says maintaining social distancing rules gives hospitals a better chance to respond to a patient surge.

Three residents of a central North Carolina nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19. The Johnston County Health Department said on Saturday that the cases involved residents at Springbrook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Clayton. A handful of nursing homes have reported outbreaks. State health officials report North Carolina with over 2,400 positive COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths. More than 270 people are hospitalized. A statewide stay-at-home order took effect March 30. Gov.

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