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Here’s what’s happening now:

Top ZIP codes for COVID-19 lab-confirmed cases shift from majority congregate living settings

You may know: Since lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases data began being released by ZIP code from the state, Raleigh Convergence started tracking week-over-week growth.

In Wake County, ZIP codes with congregate living setting outbreaks were consistently at the top of the list for the first two weeks.

What's new: Now, only one of the top 3 ZIP codes for cases has reported congregate living setting outbreaks, according to the Tuesday congregate living report.

The 2nd- and 3rd-most lab-confirmed case count ZIP codes both have more than 100 reported cases. 

There are also now 19 ZIP codes with 31+ lab-confirmed cases, compared to last week's 13.

 
A few factors for context:
  • No new congregate living outbreaks have been reported in Wake County since May 12.
  • More testing is readily available, with about 30 testing sites in Wake County alone listed on the state site.
  • This isn't the extent of community spread, just the results of positive tests. 
📊 See the full analysis by ZIP code

The 19 ZIP codes in Wake County with more than 31 confirmed cases, ranked by total lab-confirmed case count in green, deaths in orange:


➡️ What to know about Phase 2 + COVID-19 in Wake County (updated daily)

➡️ How to help + more resources to get help

What else to know:

North Carolina ranks 7th for high share of long-term care deaths. 63% of COVID-19 deaths are people who lived in long-term care facilities. [NC Health News]
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Arts organizations + nonprofits could lose funding from the county as a result of anticipated coronavirus-related budget shortfalls, the News & Observer reports.

The county anticipates a $28.8 million shortfall connected to decreases in sales tax, property tax and development-related revenue.
View the proposed budget here. A public hearing will be at 5 p.m. Monday and you can submit comments in this survey.

The Capital Area Greenway Master Plan is in the process of being updated. We've all been spending more time on the Greenway these days, so learn more about this master plan update (the first since 1989!) and share your opinion in the survey. [City of Raleigh]

Tour One Glenwood + Bloc83, virtually. Downtown Raleigh Alliance's Discover Downtown tour will be a virtual tour today at 4 p.m. of the two high-rise buildings with details about the still-under-construction Bloc83. 4 p.m., register in advance to get the link. [DRA]

Creative Mornings hosts their next virtual event Friday morning, this time with Adrian Smith, a Raleigh entomologist (bug scientist) and media maker whose slow-motion insect videos are our new favorite thing on Instagram. [register]

The New Neighbor Project: Southeast Raleigh scavenger hunt is this weekend and you're invited. Clues + prizes will be shared in tomorrow's newsletter!


PLUS:

Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin has a new job with a major construction company [INDY Week]

You can learn + share your opinion on Blue Ridge Road Bike + Pedestrian improvements [City of Raleigh]


Updated: Which Raleigh restaurants and breweries are open for on-site enjoyment. [RaleighConvergence.com]
 
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