NC COVID-19 July 15 update: More than 1,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time since May


RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released its latest coronavirus statistics on Thursday.

Daily cases in the state are up from Wednesday’s report with 1,020 cases being reported in the last 24 hours. That brings the state’s total case count to 1,021,853.

North Carolina has not reported over 1,000 cases in a 24 hour period since May 22.

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The test positivity rate now stands at 4.3%.

492 people are currently hospitalized with confirmed or pending cases of COVID-19. 29% of those are in the ICU, while 13% are currently on a ventilator.

As far as COVID-19 related deaths, the state has recorded a total of 13,519 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.

Local counties metrics – since the pandemic began:

  • Gates 751 –13 deaths
  • Bertie 1,800 – 45 deaths
  • Camden 696 – 6 deaths
  • Chowan 1,512 – 35 deaths
  • Currituck 1,595– 16 deaths
  • Dare 2,246 – 10 deaths
  • Hertford 2,119 – 64 deaths
  • Pasquotank 3,468– 86 deaths
  • Perquimans 1,034 –11 deaths

Percent of Adult Population partially vaccinated: 59%

Percent of Adult Population fully vaccinated: 56%

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