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Duplin County's positive COVID-19 test rate surpasses the state's; vaccine rates remain low

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Duplin County’s positive test rate is now higher than the state’s, while their vaccination rate remains much lower.  

Duplin’s health department updated their COVID-19 numbers Tuesday, reporting 704 active cases, an increase of 375 from one week ago. 10 people are hospitalized in the county with COVID-19. The positive test rate is 31.5%, compared to North Carolina’s positive test rate of 30.5% as of Tuesday.  

Only 42% of Duplin’s population is considered fully vaccinated, almost 20% lower than the state’s percentage.  

The Health Department offers the Moderna vaccine for those 18 and older every Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. They will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to those 5 and older on Jan. 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Jan. 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

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