NC June 25 COVID-19 update: 1,009 new cases reported, face coverings requirement goes into effect Friday


RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — North Carolina reported 1,009 COVID-19 cases on Thursday along with a high number of tests, as its trend in new cases continues to rise.

It comes a day after Gov. Roy Cooper announced a delay of phase 3 — until July 17 — and a mandatory face coverings order for indoor public spaces that goes into effect Friday at 5 p.m.

Though Thursday’s case increase is less than the state’s 7-day average, cases are still trending up overall.

Daily numbers

  • Cases: (+1,009, 57,183 total), still trending up
  • Deaths: (+19 1,290 total), trending down overall
  • Hospitalizations: (-15, 891 total) — down slightly again after record high on Tuesday
  • Tests (+19,993, 811,278) 9% of Wednesday’s tests positive)

Hospitalizations dipped slightly for the second straight day after a record high on June 23, but the state’s current number is still 300-plus higher than a month ago.

The percent of positive tests remains around 9-10%.

19 new deaths were reported. Deaths by date of death have been down since a peak in late May.

45% of cases overall involve people ages 25-49, by far the most per age group. Only 14% of cases are those 65-plus, but that population has 80% of all COVID-19 deaths.

Here’s the latest count for WAVY’s viewing area:

  • Gates: 26 cases — 2 deaths
  • Dare: 32 cases — 1 death (+3 cases)
  • Currituck: 16 cases
  • Pasquotank: 172 cases — 15 deaths
  • Perquimans: 32 cases — 2 deaths
  • Hertford: 157 cases — 10 deaths (+1 case, +2 deaths)
  • Bertie: 139 cases — 4 deaths (+1 case)
  • Chowan: 19 cases
  • Camden: 23

For more information, visit NCDHHS’ website.

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