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Here’s what’s happening now:

State officials are raising concerns about hospital capacity as hospitalizations reach numbers above what we’ve seen in the pandemic. As of Monday, 3,635 people are hospitalized statewide.

Wake County is a part of the Capital Region Healthcare Preparedness Coalition. Franklin, Harnett, Johnston and Lee counties are also included in the region. In our region, the hospitalizations dashboard most notably shows 15 remaining staffed ICU beds, 154 are in use. [catch up on what you missed]

What else to know:
🏥 Wake County distributed more doses of the COVID-19 vaccines than any other county in NC in current Phase 1a; it's also the most populous county with a high number of healthcare workers. [News & Observer]

📊 ZIP code analysis (updated Thursday afternoon): Rolesville saw the highest percentage increase compared to the previous week, Wake Forest has the highest numerical increase. [RaleighConvergence.com]
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Cary Towne Center, the old mall near Raleigh's western border, will be Epic Games' future global HQ, in a surprise announcement earlier this week. Cary's Eastern Gateway is an area to watch for future bus rapid transit, an indoor sports complex and an adjacent mixed-use development, too. [RaleighConvergence.com]

Sushi Mon is coming back -- and moving to a new location! The sushi restaurant's doors closed at their Hillsborough location in late March, but on Monday they announced Sushi Mon will come back at a new site. The new restaurant's long-term home will be at 3800 Glenwood Avenue, just inside the Beltline. While it's under construction, Sushi Mon will operate temporarily at 3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 150, with a targeted opening date something this month. [more info]

Coglin's bar on Fayetteville Street has closed. [WRAL]

The first Black 'Bachelor' Matt James is a Raleigh native, which premiered last night. INDY Week has The Rose Report. [INDY Week🌹
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