Coronavirus case numbers reported so far:

U.S. cases: 33,567,867 cases and 604,582 deaths

Worldwide cases 174,869,678 — COVID-19 has killed 3,773,362 people

N.C. cases: 1,007,698 (13,265 deaths)

Guilford County: 48,433 (719 deaths)

Forsyth County: 36,790 (401 deaths)

Davidson: 16,951 (196 deaths)

Randolph: 15,259 (231 deaths)

Mecklenburg: 113,911 (972 deaths)

Durham: 25,640 (229 deaths)

Wake: 89,185 (730 deaths)

Source: N.C. numbers reported by N.C. Department of Health and Human Services at noon Friday. U.S., global numbers from Johns Hopkins University at 10:15 a.m. Friday.


The High Point Rockers will offer free tickets for those presenting COVID-19 vaccination cards for the team’s home game with the Lexington Barnstormers on Wednesday at Truist Point. Rockers fans need only present their vaccination card at the box office to receive one free outfield box seat ticket to the 7:05 p.m. game. The vaccination card is good for one free ticket and is redeemable only on Wednesday.


Wake Forest Baptist Health is offering COVID-19 vaccinations at a number of adult and pediatric primary care clinics throughout the region and plans to make the vaccine available at more of its primary care locations in the coming weeks. People who wish to receive the vaccine do not need to be Wake Forest Baptist patients. An updated list of locations, vaccine type and age availability can be found at wakehealth.edu/vaccine. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online through myWakeHealth or by calling 336-70-COVID (336-702-6843).


Wake Forest Baptist Health has updated its visitation policy for all health system locations, with the exception of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are considered a patient under investigation.

• For adult inpatients: One healthy adult family member or support person may stay overnight with adult patients who are hospitalized. Previously, overnight stays were not permitted.

Two healthy adult family members or visitors may accompany or visit the patient between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Family members and visitors may switch during the same day, which was previously not permitted.

• For pediatric patients: Two healthy parents or legal guardians may continue to stay with pediatric patients at all times. This includes children who are hospitalized, undergoing same-day procedures or surgeries or visiting the Brenner Children’s emergency department or outpatient clinics.

• For expectant mothers: Two healthy adult family members or visitors are permitted for the patient’s entire stay. Family members and visitors may switch during the same day. A labor coach or doula counts as one of the two visitors. Previously, only one visitor was permitted.

For C-section deliveries, only one visitor may accompany the patient during the C-section and a labor coach is not permitted. Once patients are moved to a room, they may have two healthy adult visitors.

• For adult emergency department patients: Adult patients visiting the emergency department may have one healthy adult visitor accompany them as long as the lobby remains at a safe seating capacity. Visitors may switch during the visit. Previously, no visitors were permitted in emergency department waiting rooms.

If the lobby exceeds a safe seating capacity, only essential visitors who are assisting with mobility or communication needs may remain in the lobby, and all other visitors must remain outside the emergency department until the patient is placed in a treatment space.