NC COVID-19 Dec. 28 Update: Near 2K new cases, positivity rate at 21.9%

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 3,698 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

Hospitalizations are also on the increase compared to the previous week with 1,992 patients currently hospitalized in North Carolina due to the virus. So far, COVID-19 has taken 19,070 lives in North Carolina.

Overall, the state has reported 1,639,545 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 21.9%.

The NCDHHS did not report COVID-19 metrics the last 6 days. Daily COVID-19 cases from Dec. 23 through Dec. 28 are included below:

  • Dec. 23: 5,770 cases
  • Dec. 24: 5,606 cases 
  • Dec. 25: 6,985 cases
  • Dec. 26: 5,729 cases
  • Dec. 27: 4,469 cases
  • Dec. 28: 3,698 cases

North Carolinians who have not been fully vaccinated or are eligible for booster doses, can visit or call the NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 to find nearby vaccination clinics.

Those seeking to find or schedule a testing appointment can visit

Local Counties Metrics:
Gates 1,215 – 18 deaths
Bertie 2,656 – 27 deaths
Camden 1,313 – 9 deaths
Chowan 2,491 – 44 deaths
Currituck 3,254 – 27 deaths
Dare 4,604 – 15 deaths
Hertford 2,996 – 73 deaths
Pasquotank 5,768 – 110 deaths
Perquimans 1,795 – 16 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated: 74%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 69%

Download the WAVY News App to keep up with the latest news, weather and sports from WAVY-TV 10. Available in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

WAVY Twitter Widget

***Don’t Miss Module Removal CSS***

WAVY Facebook