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Alamance reports 3,598 COVID-19 cases, 51 deaths


Elizabeth Pattman   | Times-News

The Alamance County Health Department reported Monday, Sept. 14 there were a total of 3,598 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 51 deaths.

Monday’s case count indicates 166 new cases confirmed in the past week. The Health Department reported 202 individuals remain in isolation, while 3,345 have recovered. Fifteen people were hospitalized for COVID-related care as of Monday.

From the 3,598 confirmed cases by Monday, 6,956 close contacts have been identified. As of Monday, 6,412 of those close contacts had been released from isolation, while 544 remained quarantined.

White residents (75.3 percent) and individuals between the ages of 25 and 49 (43.2 percent) remain the most affected by the virus.

During the week of Sept. 5, 3,114 COVID-19 tests were completed in Alamance County, with 6.1 percent testing positive which is below the statewide positive percentage.

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Thirty three cases have been reported at Elon University since move-in began on Aug. 14. Seventeen of those cases were among residential students, 15 among non-resident students and one case of a staff member. Eight of those cases have been reported in the last week. As of Monday, 77 students were in quarantine, according to the school’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Statewide, NC Department of Health and Human Services reported 185,781 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 845 reported on Monday. The state had completed 2,634,819 tests, with seven percent testing positive. There were 895 COVID patients hospitalized Monday and, to date, there have been 3,060 deaths from the virus.

Alamance County cases by zip code

A map by the NCDHSS shows the number of cases and deaths within each North Carolina ZIP code. The following ZIP codes are tracked by the Alamance County Health Department. However, the totals for the Alamance County ZIP codes add up to more than what the county reports because in some cases ZIP codes overlap county lines. These numbers reflect the confirmed case count by Monday afternoon.

  • Alamance, 27201: 2 cases, 0 deaths
  • Burlington, 27215: 765 cases, 6 deaths
  • Burlington, 27216: 3 cases, 0 deaths
  • Burlington, 27217: 1,355 cases, 36 deaths
  • Elon, 27244: 141 cases, 0 deaths
  • Gibsonville, 27249: 141 cases, 1 deaths
  • Graham, 27253: 836 cases, 4 deaths
  • Haw River, 27258: 141 cases, 1 death
  • Liberty, 27298: 141 cases, 0 deaths
  • Mebane, 27302: 419 cases, 0 deaths
  • Snow Camp, 27349: 57 cases, 1 death

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Neighboring counties

NC DHHS reported the following case counts in neighboring counties as of Monday morning.

  • Guilford: 7,700 cases, 174 deaths
  • Orange: 2,526 cases, 54 deaths
  • Chatham: 1,572 cases, 57 deaths
  • Caswell: 275 cases, 3 deaths

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State unemployment figures

North Carolina has paid a total of $7,683,218,726 in unemployment insurance benefits to 1,278,087 claimants during the period from March 15 to Sept. 13, according to NC Department of Commerce Employment Security. Of the total, $4.7 billion came from Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, $446 million from Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, $17 million from extended benefits, $313 million from lost wages assistance and $470 million from Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. The remainder was from the state’s unemployment insurance fund.

During the March 15 to Sept. 7 period, the state has received 2,285,221 claims for unemployment insurance benefits. Seventy percent of claimants were approved for benefits with 887,419 claimants paid.