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

Daily COVID-19 cases in the state are down with 2,101 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

Current hospitalizations are up compared to the previous week with 1,307 patients currently hospitalized in North Carolina due to the virus. So far, COVID-19 has taken 18,860 lives in North Carolina.

The NCDHHS does not report COVID-19 metrics on the weekends. On Saturday, state heal officials saw 3,683 new cases and 2,784 news cases on Sunday

Overall, the state has reported 1,553,112 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 7.7%.

Local Counties Metrics:
Gates 1,145 – 18 deaths
Bertie 2,576 – 53 deaths
Camden 1,241 – 8 deaths
Chowan 2,396 – 43 deaths
Currituck 3,077 – 27 deaths
Dare 4,218 – 15 deaths
Hertford 2,906 – 72 deaths
Pasquotank 5,593 – 108 deaths
Perquimans 1,705 – 15 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated: 72%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 69%

North Carolinians who have not been fully vaccinated or are eligible for booster doses, can visit covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines 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 covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/.