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David Wohl, MD

New cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina have dropped by more than 35 percent during the past four weeks, a data analysis found.

With Gov. Roy Cooper lifting all capacity and social distancing regulations along with most mask requirements, the trends have reversed four weeks after a 30 percent increase in new cases fueled concerns about a possible fourth wave.

“People are just not getting as infected as they were before,” said David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases.

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