North Carolina has reached a sobering milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services today reported more than 10,000 North Carolinians have died from the virus. The state also surpassed 800,000 total cases today. At a press briefing Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper said the state’s top priority is to equitably and quickly distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We continue running an efficient vaccine distribution and are getting all of North Carolina’s allocated first doses into arms each week before we receive the next shipment,” Cooper said.