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COVID-19 Blog | NCDHHS reports 176,901 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NC

For immediate questions, call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at 866-462-3821 or 2-1-1.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — WFMY News 2 is providing daily coronavirus updates with the latest information from emergency leaders, the state's task force, health departments, universities, school districts, and a lot more.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020

1:31 p.m. NCDHHS reports a total of 830 hospitalization due to COVID-19 in North Carolina as of Sunday at noon. 

1:27 p.m. As of Sunday at noon, the NCDHHS reports a total of 176,901 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 

High Point University reports 89 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday. The active case count of 89 equates to 1.584% of the student population comprised of 5,617 students, the university said. 

Credit: HPU

3:57 p.m. Greensboro city crews to begin opening playgrounds back up on Tuesday.

RELATED: Greensboro city crews will start reopening playgrounds on Tuesday

3:52 p.m. Currently, there are 831 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in North Carolina according to the NCDHHS. 

3:48 p.m. NCDHHS reports 175,815 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina as of Saturday at 12p.m. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

6:20 p.m. According to the NCDHHS, there's a new outbreak at Clapps Nursing Center in Pleasant Garden. 3 total cases (1 resident, 2 staff), no deaths. 

Their first outbreak ended in June. (94 cases, 24 deaths).

Noon - NCDHHS releases Friday's latest coronavirus numbers

STATE

  • 174,254 LAB-CONFIRMED COVID CASES (2,045 NEW CASES)
  • 955 CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED
  • 2,839 DEATHS
  • 2,389,096 COMPLETED TESTS

COUNTIES

  • ALAMANCE – 3,334 CASES, 46 DEATHS
  • CASWELL – 255 CASES, 3 DEATHS
  • CHATHAM – 1,522 CASES, 56 DEATHS
  • DAVIDSON – 2,259 CASES, 32 DEATHS
  • DAVIE – 496 CASES, 6 DEATHS
  • FORSYTH – 6,335 CASES, 82 DEATHS
  • GUILFORD – 7,170 CASES, 171 DEATHS
  • MONTGOMERY – 923 CASES, 18 DEATHS
  • RANDOLPH – 2,474 CASES, 44 DEATHS
  • ROCKINGHAM – 950 CASES, 8 DEATHS
  • STOKES – 347 CASES, 3 DEATHS
  • SURRY – 1,195 CASES, 19 DEATHS
  • WILKES – 1,066 CASES, 25 DEATHS
  • YADKIN – 654 CASES, 7 DEATHS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

5:00 p.m. - Guilford County COVID-19 testing event

The Guilford County Division of Public Health (GCDPH) is pleased to work together with Guilford County Emergency Management to host COVID-19 testing for the month of September at GCDPH's 1100 East Wendover Avenue, Greensboro location. This event is a drive-thru testing event and that appointments must be made in advance due to expected heavy traffic. Those attending are asked to wear a face covering. 

Days and times for testing through September at 1100 East Wendover, Greensboro, 27405 are:

• Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*Please note there will be no testing on Friday, September 4 and

Monday, September 7). *

• Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - Rockingham County COVID-19 testing site moving to Annie Penn Hospital

 On Wednesday, the COVID testing site at 617 S. Main Street will close and move to the short stay covered drive at Annie Penn Hospital. The new testing site opens on September 3 at 8 a.m. People seeking testing are asked to use the Maple Street entrance to Annie Penn Hospital next to Penn Nursing Center. The changes are designed to protect test-seekers and staff from inclement weather. The time the site is open will change as well. 

Beginning Sept. 7, the site will be closed Mondays, meaning testing will be done Tuesday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - Cases in North Carolina: 170,553 lab-confirmed cases with 2,779 deaths. 

DHHS reported 1,129 new cases on Wednesday, down from Tuesday's report of over 2,100. The state also reported 38 new coronavirus-related deaths. Hospitalizations dipped below 900 (858) for the first time since late June. North Carolina's two-week positive test average is up to 6.9%.

10:30 a.m. - Christopher Ohl, M.D., an infectious disease expert with Wake Forest Baptist Health, will provide an update on COVID-19 in our region. He will discuss the easing of restrictions across the state as North Carolina's Phase 2.5 goes into effect Friday evening. You can watch right here in this story and on our YouTube channel.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

4:45 p.m. - An Alamance County Courthouse worker has tested positive for COVID-19.

The worker was last seen in the Alamance County Courthouse on Monday, August 31. They have cleaned and disinfected the areas the worker was in. Anyone who was in the courthouse on Monday, August 31 should closely monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.

RELATED: Alamance County Courthouse worker tests positive for COVID-19

4:40 p.m. - A Lexington police officer has tested positive for COVID-19. 

It marks the first COVID-19 case for the department. 

RELATED: Lexington police officer tests positive for COVID-19

3:45 p.m. - Cases in North Carolina: 170,553 lab-confirmed cases with 2,779 deaths. DHHS reported 1,129 new cases on Wednesday, down from Tuesday's report of over 2,100. The state also reported 38 new coronavirus-related deaths. Hospitalizations dipped below 900 (858) for the first time since late June. North Carolina's two-week positive test average is up to 6.9%.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

5:45 p.m. - Alamance County Courthouse announced Tuesday all court buildings, including the Historic Courthouse will remain closed through the rest of this week.

Officials said courts will continue normal operating hours next Tuesday at 8 a.m.

“Due to the positive cases identified at the Alamance County Detention Center, the Alamance County Judicial Leadership Team, in consultation with the Health Department, made the decision to keep the majority of court operations closed throughout the week,” Alamance County said in a press release.

RELATED: COVID-19 Blog | Alamance County Courthouse temporarily closes buildings to the public

The county said this allows extra time for health department staff to identify and trace those who were in close contact with anyone who has tested positive.

Officials said while Alamance courthouse buildings are closed to the public, the following operations will continue:

  • first appearance hearings and other essential matters involving incarcerated persons that can be handled remotely
  • 50-B complaints with requests for emergency domestic violence protection orders that can be handled remotely
  • remote Juvenile Abuse, Neglect and Dependency court
  • remote hearings previously scheduled before the Clerk of Court

Alamance County said those who need to file documents can use the drop boxes provided by the Clerk's Office at the J.B. Allen Courthouse and the Historic Courthouse.

5:30 p.m. - NCDHHS releases latest nursing home numbers

MAJOR TAKEAWAYS:

  • A massive 50 case spike (43 residents, 7 staff) at Jacob's Creek Nursing and Rehab Center in Rockingham County. They now have 79 total cases. No one has died.
  • Lots of new cases and 5 more deaths in Surry County.
    • A 20-case spike (19 residents, 1 staff) at Pruitt Health Elkin in Surry County. They now have 72 total cases. 3 more people died. They have 8 total deaths.
    • 5 new cases and 2 more deaths at Surry Community Health and Rehab. They have 8 total cases. 2 total deaths.
  • 16 new cases (12 residents, 4 staff) at Autumn Care of Biscoe in Montgomery County. They have 49 total cases and 3 deaths.
  • TWO OUTBREAKS ENDED
    • Brookridge Retirement Community in Forsyth County. They had 4 total cases (all staff), no deaths.
    • Pelican House of Thomasville in Davidson County. They had 3 total cases (2 residents, 1 staff), no deaths.

From DHHS:

Guilford County:

Camden Health & Rehab

  • 85 total cases
  • 65 residents
  • 20 staff
  • 15 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 85 total cases, 65 residents, 20 staff, 15 deaths

Maple Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center

  • 124 total cases
  • 96 residents
  • 28 staff
  • 22 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 124 total cases, 96 residents, 28 staff, 22 deaths

Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation

  • 58 total cases
  • 51 residents
  • 7 staff
  • 3 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 58 total cases, 51 residents, 7 staff, 3 deaths

Friends Home West

  • 6 total cases
  • 5 staff
  • 1 resident
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 6 total cases, 5 staff, 1 resident, 0 deaths

Guilford House

  • 26 total cases
  • 21 residents
  • 5 staff
  • 4 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 24 total cases, 19 residents, 5 staff, 4 deaths
  • Takeaway: 2 new cases (both residents)

Friends Home at Guilford

  • 4 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 1 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Abbotswood at Irving Park Assisted Living

  • 27 total cases
  • 19 residents
  • 8 staff
  • 4 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 27 total cases, 19 residents, 8 staff, 4 deaths

Guilford County Detention Center (remains on the list)

  • 5 cases (all inmates)
  • Sheriff's Office claims this outbreak report is incorrect.

Clapps Nursing Home (off the list - had 94 cases, 24 deaths)

Piedmont Christian Home (off the list - had 66 cases, 14 deaths (1 was an employee))

Verra Springs at Heritage Greens (off the list - 1st outbreak: 13 cases, 0 deaths. 2nd outbreak: 8 total cases, 0 deaths)

Brighton Gardens of Greensboro (off the list - 22 total cases, 0 deaths)

Dismas Charities of Greensboro (off the list - 9 total cases, 0 deaths)

Malachi House II (off the list - 16 total cases, 0 deaths)

St. Gales Estates (off the list - 4 total cases, 0 deaths)

Blumenthal's Nursing and Rehabilitation (off the list - 3 total cases, 0 deaths)

Forsyth County:

Trinity Elms

  • 30 total cases
  • 17 residents
  • 13 staff
  • 1 death
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 30 total cases, 17 residents, 13 staff, 1 death

Trinity Glen

  • 21 total cases
  • 9 residents
  • 12 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 21 total cases, 9 residents, 12 staff, 0 deaths

Danby Assisted Living Facility

  • 28 total cases
  • 22 residents
  • 6 staff
  • 4 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 28 total cases, 22 residents, 6 staff, 4 deaths

Brookridge Retirement Community (outbreak over, DHHS took them off the list)

  • 4 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 4 staff
  • 0 deaths

Oak Forest Health and Rehab

  • 50 total cases
  • 36 residents
  • 14 staff
  • 1 death
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 50 total cases, 36 residents, 14 staff, 1 death
  • Their original outbreak ended, this is a new one (had 13 total cases, 1 resident, 12 staff, 0 deaths)

Silas Creek Rehabilitation Center

  • 11 total cases
  • 3 residents
  • 8 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 11 total cases, 3 residents, 8 staff, 0 deaths
  • Their original outbreak ended, this is a new one (had 22 cases, 12 residents, 10 staff, 1 death)

Piney Grove Nursing and Rehab

  • 4 total cases
  • 1 resident
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 4 total cases, 1 resident, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • First outbreak ended on June 23 (6 total cases, 4 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths)

Homestead Hills Assisted Living

  • 3 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 0 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths

The Atrium/The Respite Center

  • 30 total cases
  • 11 residents
  • 19 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 30 total cases, 11 residents, 19 staff, 0 deaths

Accordius Health of Clemmons

  • 10 total cases
  • 7 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 1 death
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 10 total cases, 7 residents, 3 staff, 1 death

Cadence Living at Clemmons

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Southfork

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Forsyth Co. Detention Center (off the list - 11 total cases)

The Oaks (off the list - 29 total cases, 1 death)

Forest Heights Senior Living Community (off the list - 4 total cases, 0 deaths)

Verra Spring at Heritage Woods (off the list - 6 total cases, 0 deaths)

Somerset Court at University Place (off the list - 2 total cases, 0 deaths)

Summerstone Health and Rehab Center (off the list - 3 cases, 0 deaths)

Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community (off the list - 2 cases, 0 deaths)

The Citadel at Winston-Salem (off the list - 69 cases, 4 deaths)

Alamance County:

Alamance Health Care Center

  • 8 total cases
  • 5 residents
  • 3 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 8 total cases, 5 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths

Residential Treatment Services

  • 2 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 0 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 2 residents, 0 staff, 0 deaths

Alamance County Detention Center

  • 103 total cases (94 inmates, 9 staff)
  • An enormous increase from the last report. 4 more cases than reported Monday

White Oak Manor (off the list, 134 total cases, 31 deaths)

Peak Resources Alamance (off the list, 3 total cases, 0 deaths)

Davidson County:

Pine Ridge Health and Rehab

  • 52 total cases
  • 40 residents
  • 12 staff
  • 6 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 52 total cases, 40 residents, 11 staff, 6 deaths

Davidson County Jail

  • 3 cases (1 staff, 2 inmates)

Mallard Ridge Assisted Living

  • 3 total cases
  • 3 residents
  • 0 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 3 residents, 0 staff, 0 deaths

Brookdale of Lexington (off the list - 19 total cases, 1 death)

Alston Brook (off the list - 1st outbreak: 63 cases, 8 deaths. 2nd outbreak: 2 cases, 0 deaths)

Spring Arbor of Thomasville (off the list - 3 total cases, 0 deaths)

Randolph County:

Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home

  • 8 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 6 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 8 total cases, 2 residents, 6 staff, 0 deaths

Woodland Hill Center

  • 57 total cases
  • 40 residents
  • 17 staff
  • 6 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 57 total cases, 40 residents, 17 staff, 6 deaths

Alpine Health and Rehab of Asheboro

  • 15 total cases
  • 6 residents
  • 9 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 15 total cases, 6 residents, 9 staff, 0 deaths

Randolph County Detention Center

  • 7 total cases (all inmates)
  • 1 new case today

Universal Healthcare Ramseur (off the list - 54 total cases, 8 deaths)

Rockingham County

Jacob's Creek Nursing and Rehab Center

  • 79 total cases
  • 67 residents
  • 12 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 29 total cases, 24 residents, 5 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 50 case spike (43 residents, 7 staff)

Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Eden

  • 9 total cases
  • 8 residents
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 9 total cases, 8 residents, 1 staff, 0 deaths

Stokes County

Stokes County Jail

  • 17 total cases (all inmates)

LifeBrite Community Hospital (off the list - 2 total cases, 0 deaths)

Walnut Ridge Assisted Living (off the list - 9 total cases, 0 deaths)

Surry County

Pruitt Health-Elkin

  • 72 total cases
  • 52 residents
  • 20 staff
  • 8 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 52 total cases, 33 residents, 19 staff, 5 deaths
  • Takeaway: 20 new cases (19 residents, 1 staff), 3 more people died

Grover Simmons Church Rd. in Dobson

  • 7 total cases
  • 7 residents
  • 0 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 7 cases (all residents)

Yadkin Valley Senior Living

  • 2 total cases
  • 2 residents
  • 0 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 2 residents, 0 staff, 0 deaths

Surry Community Health and Rehab

  • 8 total cases
  • 6 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 2 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 3 total cases, 0 residents, 3 staff, 0 deaths
  • Takeaway: 5 new cases, 2 people have died

Surry County Jail

  • 2 total cases (1 inmate, 1 staff)

Central Continuing Care

  • 2 total cases
  • 0 residents
  • 2 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 2 total cases, 0 residents, 2 staff, 0 deaths

Wilkes County

Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

  • 112 total cases
  • 69 residents
  • 43 staff
  • 8 deaths
  • TUESDAY NUMBERS: 112 total cases, 69 residents, 43 staff, 8 deaths

Wilkes County Jail

  • 4 total cases (1 inmate, 3 staff)

Wilkesboro Health and Rehabilitation (off the list - 5 total cases, 0 deaths)

Montgomery County

Sandy Ridge Memory Care

  • 34 total cases
  • 23 residents
  • 11 staff
  • 1 death
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 34 total cases, 23 residents, 11 staff, 1 death

Autumn Care of Biscoe

  • 49 total cases
  • 31 residents
  • 18 staff
  • 3 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 33 total cases, 19 residents, 14 staff, 3 death
  • Takeaway: 16 new cases (12 residents, 4 staff)

Eckerd Commons Juvenile Justice Residential Program

  • 17 total cases
  • 13 residents
  • 4 staff
  • 0 deaths

Alleghany County

Bottomley Evergreens and Farms in Sparta

  • 127 total cases
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 127 cases

Caswell County

Caswell House

  • 5 total cases
  • 4 residents
  • 1 staff
  • 0 deaths
  • FRIDAY NUMBERS: 5 total cases, 4 residents, 1 staff, 0 deaths

Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation/Yanceyville (off the list - 3 total cases, 0 deaths)

3 p.m. - Gov. Roy Cooper announces North Carolina will move into Phase 2.5 at the end of this week.

Key Points:

Cooper announced that North Carolina will move into  Phase 2.5 of reopening the state. 

What's included in Phase 2.5?

  • Limits to indoor gatherings will increase to 25 people
  • Outdoor gathering will increase to 50 people 
  • Playgrounds can reopen
  • Museums and aquariums will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity
  • Gyms can reopen at 30% capacity
  • Children 5 and older are included in the mask mandate
  • Safer at Home Phase 2.5 will go into effect Friday at 5 p.m.

RELATED: Gyms, playgrounds, museums, more allowed to reopen as North Carolina eases COVID-19 restrictions

12:15 p.m. – Guilford County announces COVID-19 testing

The Guilford County Division of Public Health announced Tuesday it’s pleased to work together with Guilford County Emergency Management to host COVID-19 testing for the month of September.

Guilford County will hold testing at their 1100 East Wendover Ave. location in Greensboro.

“Please note that this event is a drive-thru testing event and that appointments must be made in advance due to expected heavy traffic,” Guilford County said.

The county is asking anyone attending to wear a face mask.

Days and times for testing through September at 1100 East Wendover, Greensboro, 27405 are:

Testing will be:
• Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon.
• Tuesday and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Guilford County Health said there will be no testing on Friday, September 4 and Monday, September 7.

Noon - NCDHHS releases Tuesday's latest coronavirus numbers

STATE

  • 169,424 LAB-CONFIRMED COVID CASES (2,111 NEW CASES)
  • 946 CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED with 92% REPORTING
  • 145,884 PRESUMED RECOVERIES AS OF MONDAY
  • 2,295,698 COMPLETED TESTS

COUNTIES

  • ALAMANCE – 3,243 CASES, 46 DEATHS
  • CASWELL – 249 CASES, 2 DEATHS
  • CHATHAM – 1,494 CASES, 56 DEATHS
  • DAVIDSON – 2,203 CASES, 32 DEATHS
  • DAVIE – 484 CASES, 6 DEATHS
  • FORSYTH – 6,220 CASES, 76 DEATHS
  • GUILFORD – 6,967 CASES, 170 DEATHS
  • MONTGOMERY – 893 CASES, 18 DEATHS
  • RANDOLPH – 2,431 CASES, 44 DEATHS
  • ROCKINGHAM – 846 CASES, 8 DEATHS
  • STOKES – 335 CASES, 3 DEATHS
  • SURRY – 1,167 CASES, 17 DEATHS
  • WILKES – 1,044 CASES, 22 DEATHS
  • YADKIN – 644 CASES, 7 DEATHS

MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020

6:18 p.m. - In today's 2 Your Well Being Cone Health answers you COVID-19 questions.

1:45 p.m. - Gov. Cooper is expected to share information about the next phase of easing coronavirus restrictions Tuesday. Any changes would take effect later this week, the governor's office said.

WFMY will have it live here at wfmynews2.com and on our YouTube channel.

Noon - NCDHHS releases latest coronavirus numbers for Monday

STATE

  • 167,313 LAB-CONFIRMED COVID CASES (1,186 NEW CASES)
  • 145,884 PRESUMED RECOVERIES
  • 2,702 DEATHS
  • 984 CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED with 84% REPORTING
  • 2,256,172 COMPLETED TESTS

COUNTIES

  • ALAMANCE – 3,209 CASES, 46 DEATHS
  • CASWELL – 249 CASES, 2 DEATHS
  • CHATHAM – 1,482 CASES, 56 DEATHS
  • DAVIDSON – 2,171 CASES, 32 DEATHS
  • DAVIE – 478 CASES, 6 DEATHS
  • FORSYTH – 6,160 CASES, 74 DEATHS
  • GUILFORD – 6,861 CASES, 170 DEATHS
  • MONTGOMERY – 885 CASES, 18 DEATHS
  • RANDOLPH – 2,417 CASES, 43 DEATHS
  • ROCKINGHAM – 813 CASES, 8 DEATHS
  • STOKES – 331 CASES, 3 DEATHS
  • SURRY – 1,157 CASES, 16 DEATHS
  • WILKES – 1,026 CASES, 22 DEATHS
  • YADKIN – 633 CASES, 7 DEATHS

10:15 a.m. - Trinity High School will move to remote learning until Sept. 13, Randolph County Schools said. The move comes after a positive coronavirus case was reported on campus. 

RELATED: Trinity High School moves to remote learning after on-campus coronavirus case

FACTS NOT FEAR

Remember facts, not fear when talking about the coronavirus. You should take the safety measures recommended by health leaders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Abide by the three W's. That means wearing a mask, washing your hands, and waiting at least six feet from another person. You also want to avoid touching your face and make sure to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw it away.

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For more information visit the CDC OR NCDHHS

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