NC COVID-19 April 13 update: Infection rate jumps to 8.3%; NC pauses J&J vaccinations

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CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE/WAVY) – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released its latest coronavirus statistics on Tuesday.

1,364 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, raising the state tally to 936,425.

1,032 patients are currently in the hospital. The infection rate now stands at 8.3%. 12,305 related fatalities have been confirmed to date.

As of Monday, April 12, 900,174 patients are presumed to be recovered from the virus.

The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. The vaccine will be paused at federal facilities and officials recommend, but don’t mandate, that the vaccine be shelved for now on the county level.

Here are the latest coronavirus case counts from local counties:

  • Gates: 711 cases – 12 deaths
  • Bertie: 1,712 cases – 43 deaths
  • Camden: 631 cases – 5 deaths
  • Chowan: 1,408 cases – 22 deaths
  • Currituck: 1,482 cases –15 deaths
  • Dare: 2,026 cases – 8 deaths
  • Hertford: 2,037 cases – 63 deaths
  • Pasquotank: 3,220 cases – 80 deaths
  • Perquimans: 952 cases – 9 deaths

To view the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services dashboard, click here.

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