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Here’s what’s happening now:

The rate of confirmed cases in Wake County dropped in the last week to 201 cases per 100,000 people from 241/100,000 people. This rate is a rolling 14-day average.

The median growth for Wake County ZIP codes decreased to 1.6% week-over-week growth, a low point recently twice before. Last week it was 1.7%.

Raleigh Convergence has analyzed the state’s ZIP code level data for Wake County for the last 51 weeks. [support our work!]

The percent of tests that are positive in Wake County is slightly above goal level for the fifth week at 5.3% down from 5.6%. This number is a rolling 14-day average. The statewide percentage is at 4.5%. Officials say 5% or lower is the goal level.

Congregate living facilities in Wake County: 8, up one outbreak.

Clusters in Wake County at K-12 or childcare settings: 6, the same as last week. [keep reading]


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Datebook:
4 ideas for your weekend and beyond.
🥬 Moore Square Market returns, now on Sundays! The market in Downtown Raleigh's Moore Square will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 3, with 40+ vendors selling seasonal and fresh foods. Programming for families and live music will also be a part of the market.

To make it more inclusive, 
Moore Square Market accepts SNAP. "Moore Square Market's Double Bucks Program provides matching dollars up to $10 per market visit. Guests can purchase SNAP tokens at the information booth onsite to use for market purchases." [more info]

🌮 Cinco de Mayo at Lafayette Village: Enjoy Mexican food at Driftwood Cantina, live music from Latin Swing Entertainment, sip and shop during their celebration Saturday 12-4 p.m. [info]

🎨 Spring Daze Arts Market: Cary usually holds a spring arts market over one weekend, but this year, the Spring Daze Arts Market will be on four Saturdays in May. Beginning this Saturday and continuing May 8, 15 and 22, find outdoor vendors 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Downtown Cary. [info]

🚴🏿‍♂️ Bike Month from Oaks & Spokes begins Saturday and this weekend's events include a pop-up bike lane and a meet and greet with the first HBCU cycling team in the country, Saint Augustine student athletes. [info]
Briefly, 

Element Gastropub, a plant-based gastropub and taproom in Downtown Raleigh, will open Tuesday. Raleigh Magazine has a rundown of their menu. Find it at 421 Fayetteville Street Suite 103.

NC Hops Festival from Shop Local Raleigh will be June 12-13 at the State Fairgrounds, outdoors and indoors. Space is limited and tickets are on sale now for four-hour tasting sessions of North Carolina beers, ciders and seltzers. [info]

Apple's RTP location was confirmed by Wake County officials to Raleigh Convergence on Thursday as between Louis Stephens Drive and Davis Drive, on both sides of 540. The location is near Cisco and Parkside Town Commons in unincorporated county land near both Cary and Morrisville. [map + story]


The Downtown Cary fountain will be closed for a bit while the new Downtown Park continues construction. Find ducks at local businesses beginning Saturday that you can take home, write your name on, and then put in the fountain at designated times later this month. When the fountain re-opens, the town will bring the ducks back. [info]

Tickets go on sale today for Band Together and United Way of the Greater Triangle's Comeback Fest. [info🎶
 
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