NC August 20 COVID-19 update: 1,972 new cases reported, most in a day in two weeks, with 34 new deaths

Coronavirus

RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — North Carolina reported its highest one-day count of new COVID-19 cases with 1,972, though overall new cases have mostly been trending down.

Deaths have been trending up recently, with hospitalizations down overall.

  • New cases: (+1,972, 149,904 overall), large increase Thursday but overall trending down
  • New deaths (+34, 2,465 overall), trending up
  • Hospitalizations (+22, 1,023 overall), trending down overall but slight increase recently
  • Tests (+21,375, 2,003,307 overall), tests per day trending down, percent of positive tests steady

Local Counties:

  • Gates: 66 cases — 2 deaths (+6 cases)
  • Dare: 218 cases — 2 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Currituck: 86 cases (+1 case)
  • Pasquotank: 468 cases — 21 deaths (+4 cases)
  • Perquimans: 97 cases — 2 deaths (+3 cases)
  • Bertie: 340 cases — 5 deaths (+12 cases)
  • Hertford: 425 cases — 12 deaths (+5 cases)
  • Chowan: 170 cases — 2 deaths (+2 cases)
  • Camden: 83 cases — 2 deaths (+1 case)

For more from NCDHHS, click here.

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