NC COVID-19 Feb. 16 update: Fewest new daily cases in 3 months, positivity rate down to 7.4%

North Carolina

FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – For the first time in three months, North Carolina reported fewer than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said there were 1,988 new cases on Tuesday, the fewest since Nov. 16, 2020, when there were 1,972.

It’s also the third straight day with fewer than 3,000 new daily cases reported, causing the seven-day rolling average to dip to 3,468, making it the lowest point since Nov. 21.

Hospitalizations due to the virus increased slightly to 1,958, up four patients from Monday’s 1,954.

Another 61 deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 10,562 COVID-19 related deaths in the state.

The percent positive of 7.4 reported on Tuesday, based on testing from Sunday, is down slightly from Monday’s 7.8 percent.

Local Cases

  • Bertie: 1,598 cases – 39 deaths
  • Camden: 532 cases – 5 deaths
  • Chowan: 1,320 cases – 21 deaths
  • Currituck: 1,272 cases – 14 deaths
  • Dare: 1,820 cases – 8 deaths
  • Gates: 627 cases – 12 deaths
  • Hertford: 1,892 cases – 56 deaths
  • Pasquotank: 2,946 cases – 74 deaths
  • Perquimans: 854 cases – 6 deaths

For more information from NCDHHS, click here.

Copyright 2021 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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