NC COVID-19 Dec. 7 Update: Over 2,100 new cases, nearly 70% of adult population fully vaccinated

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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 2,104 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

Current hospitalizations are also up compared to the previous week with 1,376 patients currently hospitalized in North Carolina due to the virus. So far, COVID-19 has taken 18,880 lives in North Carolina.

Overall, the state has reported 1,555,216 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 9.1%.

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/.

Local Counties Metrics:
 
Gates 1,150 – 18 deaths
Bertie 2,587 – 53 deaths
Camden 1,243 – 8 deaths
Chowan 2,402 – 43 deaths
Currituck 3,083 – 27 deaths
Dare 4,228 – 15 deaths
Hertford 2,916 – 72 deaths
Pasquotank 5,598 – 108 deaths
Perquimans 1,708 – 15 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated: 73%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 69%

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