North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that he activated additional National Guard personnel for state active duty in North Carolina. It'll bring the total to 180 by the weekend.
The additional guard service members are to help get supplies where they are needed quickly and to conduct engineering assessments if building alternative hospital facilities becomes necessary.
As of Tuesday morning, there were 1,498 cases in 77 counties in North Carolina. There are curerntly 157 hospitalizations across the state due to COVID-19.
Governor Cooper also signed an executive order prohibiting utility services from shutting off service to those who aren't able to pay.
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