Stories tagged: "coronavirus testing"


Healthcare workers process COVID1-9 rapid antigen tests at a testing site Thursday. Last week North Carolina broke single-day records for COVID-19 cases three days running, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, topping out at 19,620. Friday, the state reported 28,474 new cases. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
Latest Omicron News Is Giving North Carolina Deja Vu

North Carolina is seeing a huge spike of Omicron variant infections, risking staffing shortages at hospitals and schools.

Gov. Roy Cooper ordered a mandatory mask rule this week. (Image via NC DPS)
Gov. Roy Cooper on COVID-19 Surge: “We Are in Danger.”

Gov. Roy Cooper moved Monday to close loopholes in the state’s mask mandate and require masks in indoor settings, as well as outdoors when with non-household members.

Graphic via Tania Lili for COURIER
Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

CDC revises coronavirus testing guidance
CDC Suddenly Changes Guidance to Discourage Coronavirus Testing, Alarming Scientists

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly revised its coronavirus testing guidance to excluse asymptomatic people.

A technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
These 7 States, Including NC, Are Banding Together to Buy 3.5 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests

The bipartisan state compact comes after months of testing shortages and delayed results, which have hindered many states’ abilities to reign in worsening outbreaks.

How COVID-19 spread from one family party in Catawba County to 41 people. Image via Catawba Co. Public Health.
Long Waits for Tests Means COVID-19 Can Spread Faster

Labs in NC are taking more than a week to give test results because of surges in cases and supply chain issues. That's making it hard to stop the disease.

Image via Shutterstock
Trump Is Pulling Money From COVID-19 Testing Sites in 5 States as Cases Explode

“We know there are people who are sick and not getting tested. The more testing we have in the community, the better.”