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Case numbers remain high

As the number of individuals testing positive continue to not cooperate with public health officials as they strive to keep the community safe, there were nearly 200 new cases in the county in the past four days.

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Computer error impacts vaccine priorities

A computer glitch resulted in about 150 individuals in Haywood receiving vaccine appointments even if it wasn't their turn. Read more here.

Vaccine for nursing home residents

The American Healthcare Association reports that every state in the country has activated its pharmacy partnership program for nursing homes, and so far, the response has been positive.

As of Jan. 11, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that more than 900,000 doses have been administered, and 95 percent of nursing homes expect to complete their first rounds of inoculations in the next two weeks.

A dire warning

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper said the COVID-19 virus surging in the state is dangerous and urges citizens to get vaccinated.

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