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Cumberland Deaths Rise to 256; Critical Spread Remains

Feb 19, 2021

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health reports 49 Cumberland County residents died from the coronavirus since the beginning of February, bringing the total to 256 deaths. There have been 23,151 cases reported since the onset of the pandemic.

Cumberland County remains in the Red Tier of the NC County Alert System with critical community spread. The county’s case positivity rate is at 10.5%. The target rate recommended by the World Health Organization is 5%.

Vaccine Clinic Information
The County has drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those in Groups 1, 2 and a portion of Group 3 (beginning no earlier than Feb. 24) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crown Expo Center (1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville NC). on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All previously confirmed appointments will be honored and should arrive as prescribed originally.

  • Tuesdays: 2nd dose appointment only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No standby lane
  • Wednesdays: 1st and 2nd doses appointment only. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No standby lane
  • Fridays: 1st dose only. Appointments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Standby lane from 3 to 5 p.m. for individuals eligible in Groups 1, 2, and 3 (child care/Pre-K-12) only.

Individuals from Group 3 who are eligible on Feb. 24 include workers in PreK-12 schools (public, charter, private/non-public schools) and childcare settings only. 

Anyone who has received their first dose at the Crown Expo Center on or before Jan. 26 should request an appointment for their second dose or use the standby lane. Visit to request an appointment. Call (910) 678-7657 during normal business hours if you need assistance with the form or have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointment confirmations will be sent via email or phone. Depending on dose allocation, this could take several days.

Individuals who received their first dose at the Crown Expo Center on or after Jan. 27 are automatically scheduled for their second dose and do not need to request an appointment.

Visit the County’s vaccination page at for information or call (910) 678-7657 weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Cumberland County COVID-19 UPDATE 2/19/2021



# of cases


% of positive cases


# of deaths




County Alert Tier—Last updated using data from Jan. 17 – Jan 30

Red—Critical Spread



Vaccination Data


Eligible Groups 1 and 2—Group 3, Sector 1 (PreK-12 school staff and childcare workers) eligible beginning Feb. 24


Doses administered to Cumberland County residents


1st dose administered

30,845 NOTE: represents different providers receiving vaccines through NCDHHS

2nd dose administered






Cumberland County Health Department Vaccination Clinics for Week of Feb. 22 – 26

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crown Expo Center 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville

Tuesday, Feb. 23

2nd Dose. By Appointment Only

Wednesday, Feb. 24

1st and 2nd Doses. By Appointment Only

Friday, Feb. 26

1st Dose. Appointments 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Standby Lane (first-come, first served) from 3 to 5 p.m. for Groups 1, 2 and 3 first sector (PreK-12 school staff and childcare workers)





# of deaths


Deaths By Race
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Asian or Pacific Islander
Black or African American

Missing Data on 23 deaths