NC July 12 COVID-19 update: North Carolina reports nearly 2K new cases

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RALEIGH, N.C.(WAVY) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has released its latest coronavirus statistics on Sunday as the state reports nearly 2,000 new cases.

The state reported 1,908 more cases and four additional deaths since Saturday. There are now 85,701 confirmed cases and 1,503 related deaths statewide. 1,070 people are currently in the hospital and about 1.2 million tests have been administered so far.

North Carolina set a record for daily cases and hospitalizations on Saturday with 2,462 cases and 1,093 hospitalizations.

Last week Governor Roy Cooper said an announcement will be made this week regarding public schools grades K-12 and possibly another extension of Phase 2. Phase 2 is set to expire on Friday.

Here are the latest numbers in WAVY’s coverage area:

Gates: 29 cases  —  2 deaths
Dare:  112 cases — 1 death
Currituck: 24 cases
Pasquotank: 243 cases — 17  deaths
Perquimans: 39 cases — 2  deaths
Bertie: 156 cases – 4  deaths
Hertford: 179 cases – 10 deaths
Chowan: 37 cases
Camden: 35 cases — 1 death


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