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Data Error

North Carolina officials announced Wednesday the total tests they have been reporting have been inaccurate because of lab reporting errors.

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Morganton Mayor

Mayor Ronnie Thompson shared some good news Wednesday with The News Herald: he has been released from the hospital after his COVID-19 diagnosis.

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Mecklenburg Schools

Mecklenburg Health Director Gibbie Harris said Wednesday that students could return to in-person schools part time if the county’s test-positivity rate reaches 5% – assuming schools have enough protective equipment and staff.

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Cone Merger

Cone Health announced today it is merging with Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare, according to a news release.

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Other Meetings and Events of Interest

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UNC Violations

UNC has kicked three students out of campus housing just days after classes started in Chapel Hill amid COVID-19 concerns, according to a report published Wednesday.

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Durham Outbreak

Twelve more inmates at the Durham County jail have tested positive for COVID-19, increasing the detention center’s latest outbreak to 20 cases, Sheriff Clarence Birkhead announced Wednesday.

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Deaths

The mayor of Washington, North Carolina, has died from complications of COVID-19, his daughter announced Wednesday night.