211 – Why aren’t recovery numbers being reported?

211 - Getting Answers

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Why aren’t the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 being reported?

CBS 17 asked and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said there is no way to truly know the number.

There is no evidence that the virus does not return for patients who have recovered or that people will be immune to it.

NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said it will take more studies to determine the recovery numbers.

Related: Reporting number of recovered COVID-19 patients ‘isn’t so simple,’ Johnston County health officials say

What is “211?”

According to the FCC, dialing 211 helps direct callers to services for, among others, the elderly, the disabled, those who do not speak English, those with a personal crisis, those with limited reading skills, and those who are new to their communities.

CBS 17’s Felicia Bolton is digging deeper into your 211 questions to help you navigate these unprecedented times.

Click here to send Bolton a question.

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