NC COVID-19 Jan. 3 Update: Nearly 13K new cases Monday, more than 33K cases over the weekend, positivity rate at 27.4%

North Carolina

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 up with 12,989 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

Hospitalizations are also on the rise compared to the previous week with 2,722 patients currently hospitalized in the state due to the virus. So far, COVID-19 has taken 19,457 lives in North Carolina.

Overall, the state has reported 1,732,568 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 27.4%.

The NCDHHS does not report COVID-19 metrics on the weekend. On Saturday, state health officials recorded 19,620 cases along with 13,392 cases on Sunday.

Local Counties Metrics:
Gates 1,262 – 18 deaths
Bertie 2,788 – 54 deaths
Camden 1,351 – 9 deaths
Chowan 2,663 – 45 deaths
Currituck 3,384 – 27 deaths
Dare 4,864 – 15 deaths
Hertford 3,174 – 73 deaths
Pasquotank 5,961 – 110 deaths
Perquimans 1,872 – 16 deaths

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

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

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