NC COVID-19 August 31 update: Over 5,300 new cases, more than 3,600 patients currently hospitalized

North Carolina

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

Daily COVID-19 cases in the state are up with 5,351 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. Current hospitalizations are up with 3,612 patients hospitalized in North Carolina due to the virus.

Overall, the state has reported 1,213,654 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 14.6%.

As far as COVID-19 related deaths, the state has recorded a total of 14,468 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.

Local Counties Metrics:
Gates 852 – 13 deaths
Bertie 2,056 – 46 deaths
Camden 801 – 7 deaths
Chowan 1,775 – 37 deaths
Currituck 1,970 – 17 deaths
Dare 3,012 – 10 deaths
Hertford 2,347 – 65 deaths
Pasquotank 3,920 – 89 deaths
Perquimans 1,201 – 11 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated: 65%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 60%

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