RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the 10 p.m. statewide curfew would remain in place through Jan. 29 as coronavirus continues to rage in North Carolina.
Eighty-four North Carolina counties are now considered “red zones,” with critical levels of viral spread, up from 65 two weeks ago. Another dozen counties are “orange zones” under the state’s three-tier alert system, with substantial spread.
Wake and Durham counties are among those orange zones. Orange, Chatham, Warren and Greene counties are the only areas in the state still considered “yellow zones,” the lowest level in the alert system, with significant viral spread.
“No matter where you live, work, worship or play, COVID-19 remains a deadly threat, and we’ve got to treat it that way,” Cooper said at an afternoon news conference.
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