Alamance reports 6,480 cases, 111 deaths as COVID-19 pandemic continues
The Alamance County Health Department reported Monday there were a total of 6,480 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 111 deaths.
Monday’s case count indicates 458 new cases confirmed in the past week and six new deaths. The Health Department reported 524 individuals remain in isolation, while 5,845 have recovered. Twenty seven people were hospitalized for COVID-related care as of Monday.
An average of 65 new cases have been reported per day in the last week, including 89 on Monday.
From the 6,480 confirmed cases by Monday, 12,508 close contacts have been identified. As of Monday, 11,324 of those close contacts had been released from isolation, while 1,184 remained quarantined.
White residents (74 percent) and individuals between the ages of 20 and 39 (37 percent) remain the most affected by the virus.
During the week of Nov. 7, 4,637 COVID-19 tests were completed in Alamance County, with 6.4 percent testing positive, which is below the statewide positive percentage.
County data is updated daily and available at https://apps.alamance-nc.com/COVID.
There were six ongoing outbreaks at congregate living facilities in Alamance County as of Friday, Nov. 13. Outbreaks were reported at Alamance Health Care Center, Coble Creek, Compass Healthcare and Rehab of Hawfields, Peak Resources, Twin Lakes Moneta Springs Memory Care and White Oak Manor. In total, 341 cases and 35 deaths were reported from these outbreaks as of Friday.
There was also one outbreak at a childcare setting, with five cases reported at Love’s Childcare late last month. No cases have been reported since Oct. 31 and the childcare center had reopened all classrooms effective Nov. 16, according to owner Angie King.
Outbreak data is updated every Tuesday and Friday afternoon and is viewable at https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/dashboard/Weekly-COVID19-Ongoing-Outbreaks.pdf.
Elon University remained on high alert level as of midday Monday with a total of 766 cases on campus since move-in began on Aug. 14. Three hundred sixty four of those cases were among residential students, 377 among non-resident students and 25 cases among staff members. Fifty two of those cases were reported in the last week between Nov. 9 and Nov. 15 and 31 cases were active at the start of the week. As of Monday, 116 students were in quarantine, according to the school’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Statewide, NC Department of Health and Human Services reported 314,207 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 1,972 reported on Monday. The state had completed 4,644,683 tests, with 6.7 percent testing positive. There were 1,424 COVID patients hospitalized Monday and, to date, there have been 4,814 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.
- Burlington, 27215: 1,347 cases, 16 deaths
- Burlington, 27217: 2,031 cases, 51 deaths
- Elon, 27244: 701 cases, 6 deaths
- Gibsonville, 27249: 281 cases, 2 deaths
- Graham, 27253: 1,209 cases, 17 deaths
- Haw River, 27258: 212 cases, 3 deaths
- Liberty, 27298: 220 cases, 0 deaths
- Mebane, 27302: 717 cases, 0 deaths
- Snow Camp, 27349: 116 cases, 1 death
NC DHHS reported the following case counts in neighboring counties as of Monday morning.
- Guilford: 14,115 cases, 218 deaths
- Orange: 3,520 cases, 61 deaths
- Chatham: 2,185 cases, 65 deaths
- Caswell: 728 cases, 6 deaths
Last Week's Numbers:: Over 6,000 diagnosed with COVID-19, 105 dead in Alamance County
State unemployment figures
North Carolina has paid a total of $8,646,924,766 in unemployment insurance benefits to 1,347,560 claimants during the period from March 15 to Nov. 15, according to NC Department of Commerce Employment Security. Of the total, $4.8 billion came from Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, $633 million from Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, $138 million from extended benefits, $583 million from lost wages assistance, $71 million from increased benefits and $658 million from Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. The remaining $1.7 billion was from the state’s unemployment insurance fund.
During the March 15 to Nov. 15 period, the state has received 2,740,384 claims for unemployment insurance benefits. Sixty eight percent of claimants were approved for benefits with 920,355 claimants paid.