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Here’s what’s happening now:

The rate of confirmed cases in Wake County has increased to 48 cases per 100,000 people from 32/100,000 people last week and 24/100,000 two weeks ago. This rate is a rolling 14-day average.

The median weekly growth for COVID-19 cases in Wake County ZIP codes, compared to their totals, also increased this week. Last week, it was 0.26%, this week it’s 0.43%.

The percent of tests that are positive in Wake County is at goal level for the ninth week in a row. This week the rolling 14-day average in Wake County is at 1.9%. Last week is was 1.3%. The statewide percentage is above goal, 5.5%, up from 3.4% last week. The goal is 5% or less.

Vaccination percentages: 59% of all Wake County residents are vaccinated with at least one dose, 56% are fully vaccinated, flat from last week. 45% of North Carolinians are fully vaccinated, 48% received one dose, an increase.

Hospitalizations: In the region that includes Wake County, Franklin, Harnett, Johnston and Lee counties, 40 people are hospitalized as of Wednesday, up from 35 last Thursday.

There is one childcare cluster in Wake County and no K-12 clusters. There are 4 congregate living facility outbreaks in Wake County, which includes a new outbreak at the Wake County Detention Center.

📊 Cases by ZIP code, more data + links: []

What else to know:

🚲 Construction begins next week on the Gorman Street Connector, Raleigh's first two-way cycle track. [News & Observer]

🏘️ LeVelle Moton, college basketball coach, will develop Cottages of Idlewild, an affordable housing subdivision near Downtown Raleigh. [WRAL]
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5 ideas for your weekend and beyond

🎨 Bailey Drive Art Reveal: A walkable temporary art exhibit will share the stories and rich history of Biltmore Hills and Rochester Heights neighborhoods in Southeast Raleigh. 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Bailey Drive entrance to Walnut Creek Wetland Park. [previously] + [info]

🛍️ The Mill Market: Triangle Pop-Up will be in Downtown Fuquay-Varina on Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. [FB event]

🎶 Record Store Day at The Pourhouse Music Hall and Record Shop: The store opens early (at 8 a.m. Saturday) and includes free live sets throughout the day, including The Backsliders at 1:30 p.m., Jack the Radio at 3 p.m. and Kate Rhudy at 4:30 p.m. [FB event]

🍑 Peach festival: It's peach season and Phillips Farms in Cary will have special peach-themed desserts and products at their farmers market this weekend, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. [@phillipsfarmscarync]

🎶 Luxe Posh at Longleaf: The all-vinyl DJ set at The Longleaf Hotel + Lounge will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday. [@thelongleafhotel]

Dix Park Plaza + Play designs revealed 

The design for the first major project of Dorothea Dix Park was shared in detail Tuesday night at a public meeting. The site will be where the temporary dog park is currently located. The next dog park location is expected to be announced in September and would move before construction begins. 

What the proposed Plaza + Play includes:
🌳 Piedmont Prairie: An open green space with native grasses
🌳 North Carolina Woodland Garden: Benches, possibly public art
🌳 A large amphitheater with trees throughout
🌳 Fountain Plaza: A large plaza including a waterfall that becomes part of a play feature, like a splash pad. 
🌳 Playground: Includes a Yates Mill-inspired replica, sand and water play spaces, wooden play structure, slides, toddler-friendly areas and an ADA access route. 
🌳 Picnic Grove: A space with picnic tables, string lights, grills.
🌳 The House of Many Porches, surrounded by a garden and a terrace.
🌳 Swing Terrace: For "kids of all ages." 

📺 Watch a recording (link begins at presentation): [YouTube]
📰 Previously: Timeline of Dix Park over 5 years. []

Speaking of Dix Park: Dix Park's sunflowers are expected to bloom within the week -- but not yet, as of Wednesday's update. Our guide: [] 🌻
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