Alamance County Health Department

Alamance County reported on January 1 the highest number of cases it has seen during the pandemic as the omicron variant spreads rapidly across the state and country.

The county reported 377 new Covid-19 cases on New Year’s Day, – five more than reported on Friday, December 30 – shattering the previous record for number of cases reported in a day, which was 256 on January 9, 2021.

The case count did fall on January 2, which was the last time the dashboard was updated prior to this paper’s publication, down to 145 new cases reported. But on January 4, 280 new cases were confirmed

In total, there are 2,265 active cases in the county as of January 4 at 11:59 p.m. Of those active cases, 40 individuals are currently hospitalized with Covid-19 infections, 13 more than on Monday.

Since March 17, 2020, a total of 381 deaths due to Covid have been reported in Alamance County, with one Covid death taking place between January 2 and 4, 2022

At this point in time, the majority of cumulative cases are among 20- to 39-year-olds, with this group making up 35 percent of cases. 40- to 59-year-olds are making up 27 percent of cases. 0- to 19-year-olds are making up 21 percent of cases, with 0- to 5-year-olds currently ineligible for a Covid-19 vaccine.

As of January 3, North Carolina has a record 27.4 percent positivity rate.

Covid-19 testing, and vaccines, are available with an appointment* at the following locations in Alamance County:

  • Walgreens 
  • CVS Pharmacy 
  • Alamance County Health Department
  • Cone Health

More Alamance County Covid-19 information can be found on the dashboard, here: https://apps.alamance-nc.com/COVID.

*Appointments can be made on each providers’ website, or via call.