Hyde County now in ‘yellow’ COVID-19 community risk level – WITN

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina county is now in the “yellow” medium risk level for COVID-19 transmission.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Hyde County is one of just two counties in the state to not have a low community risk level.

The other one is Wake County, which of course is the county where Raleigh, the state capital, is located.

The CDC says there were 11 total cases from May 5th to May 11th and no deaths in that same time period. The percentage of tests for the virus that came back positive went up 10.2% for the week ending May 9th compared with the previous week.

WRAL in Raleigh reports Wake County saw an increase of 36% in reported COVID-19 cases for the week ending May 7th. The countywide total of 3,665 was about 20% of the total cases reported in the state for that time period.

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