NC COVID-19 June 18 update: Over 200 new cases, positivity rate drops below 2%


A model of a coronavirus is displayed next to boxes for COVID-19 vaccines at an exhibit by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. China said Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, that it is joining the COVID-19 vaccine alliance known as COVAX. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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

Daily cases in the state are down from yesterday with 220 cases being reported in the last 24 hours. That brings the state’s total case count to 1,010,113. Cases have continued to fluctuate over the past few days.

Currently the test positivity rate stands at 1.9%.

475 people are currently hospitalized with confirmed or pending cases of COVID-19. 27% of those are in the ICU, while 17% are currently on a ventilator.

As far as COVID-19 related deaths, the state has recorded a total of 13,340 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.

Local Counties Metrics:

  • Gates 751 –13 deaths
  • Bertie 1,791 – 44 deaths
  • Camden 688 – 5 deaths
  • Chowan 1,486 – 31 deaths
  • Currituck 1,576 – 16 deaths
  • Dare 2,176 – 10 deaths
  • Hertford 2,112 – 64 deaths
  • Pasquotank 3,439 – 84 deaths
  • Perquimans 1,030 –11 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated 55%

Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated 51%

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