Stories tagged: "hospitals"


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.

Young people play a big part in NC's spike in coronavirus cases, a NC expert said Wednesday. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
Hospitalizations Are Up 30%. Should NC Be Worried About Hospital Capacity?

With only 22% of hospital beds remaining and hospitalizations on the rise, experts talk about whether NC should be concerned about hospital capacity.

Cynthia Riemer via AP
Nurses Feel Conflicted About Their Jobs As Supply Shortages Put Their Lives At Risk

Hospitals and clinics across the United States have struggled to stay afloat amid a crippling shortage of personal protective equipment.