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Nursing home COVID-19 outbreaks at a three-month high

Fever is a possible side effect of a COVID19 vaccine.
Catie Dull
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NPR
The weekly list from the state Department of Health and Human Services shows 269 outbreaks at nursing homes, up 13 percent from last week and the most since the end of September.

Active COVID-19 outbreaks at North Carolina nursing homes have hit a three-month high.

The weekly list from the state Department of Health and Human Services shows 269 outbreaks at nursing homes, up 13 percent from last week and the most since the end of September.

The CDC map shows more than two-thirds of the state’s counties at the highest community level of coronavirus – including all but one county in eastern North Carolina.