NC COVID-19 August 3 update: Hospitalization rises to over 1,400, positivity rate up at 10.8%

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

Daily COVID-19 cases in the state are up with 2,188 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. Current hospitalization is up with 1,465 patients hospitalized due to the virus.

Overall, the state has reported 1,058,887 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 10.8%.

As far as COVID-19 related deaths, the state has recorded a total of 13,679 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.

Local Counties Metrics:
Gates 764 – 13 deaths
Bertie 1,817 – 45 deaths
Camden 709 – 6 deaths
Chowan 1,554 – 37 deaths
Currituck 1,663 – 16 deaths
Dare 2,419 – 10 deaths
Hertford 2,140 – 64 deaths
Pasquotank 3,522 – 87 deaths
Perquimans 1,065 – 11 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated: 61%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 58%

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