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North Carolina residents won’t need a doctor’s order for a COVID test

North Carolinians will no longer need to get an order from their doctor to receive a coronavirus test.

US commits $1.6 billion to Novavax coronavirus vaccine

The federal government is putting $1.6 billion behind drug manufacturer Novavax for development of a coronavirus vaccine, with the goal of delivering 100 million doses by early next year.

Brunswick County reports 7th death of county resident related to COVID-19

Brunswick County Health Services is reporting the death of a seventh county resident associated to the novel coronavirus.

China reports case of suspected bubonic plague

While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Officials: Students in Alabama threw COVID contest parties

Officials in an Alabama city say several college students organized “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would get the virus first.

Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new NC regional hub

Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. says it will build an East Coast campus in Charlotte that will generate more than 3,200 jobs by 2032.

How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic?

Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking precautions and you can too.

Brunswick County COVID-19 cases jump by more than 325% in June

Brunswick County Health Services is reporting the death of a county resident associated to the novel coronavirus Monday.

COVID-19 related deaths rise to 38 in Columbus County

Columbus County is reporting one additional COVID-19 associated deaths.

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