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

Duplin County Health Department Facebook

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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