Wake County Public Health has confirmed two outbreaks of COVID-19.
The first occurred at Central Prison, 1300 Western Blvd., Raleigh. The N.C. Department of Public Safety, which operates the prison, maintains a public dashboard that tracks the number of active COVID-19 cases at its facilities across the state.
This is the facility’s fourth outbreak. Previous outbreaks occurred in May 2020, July 2020 and December 2020. No additional information about residents or employees within the facilities will be disclosed.
The second outbreak happened at Brookdale MacArthur Park, an assisted living and memory care facility located at 111 MacArthur Drive, Cary. This is the facility’s third outbreak. Previous outbreaks occurred in September 2020 and January 2021.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak as two or more people – residents or employees – testing positive for the virus. Because of the possibility for rapid spread of COVID-19 in long-term settings, NCDHHS shares guidance on the steps these facilities should take following an outbreak.
Visit Wake County’s multilingual COVID-19 webpage for the latest information on COVID-19. It features a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents, COVID-19 vaccine information and the most current data on how the virus is impacting our county.
Also, look for important updates about COVID-19 on Wake County’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.