NC COVID-19 July 21 update: Over 1,400 new cases, positivity rate now at nearly 8%

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FILE – This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the top U.S. public health agency said that coronavirus can spread greater distances through the air than 6 feet, particularly in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces. But agency officials continued to say such spread is uncommon, and current social distancing guidelines still make sense. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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

Daily COVID-19 cases in the state are up with 1,434 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. Current hospitalization is up with 694 patients hospitalized due to the virus.

Overall, the state has reported 1,028,131 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 7.9%.

As far as COVID-19 related deaths, the state has recorded a total of 13,550 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.

Local Counties Metrics:
Gates 755 – 13 deaths
Bertie 1,803 – 45 deaths
Camden 696 – 6 deaths
Chowan 1,522 – 35 deaths
Currituck 1,602 – 16 deaths
Dare 2,281 – 10 deaths
Hertford 2,127 – 64 deaths
Pasquotank 3,475 – 87 deaths
Perquimans 1,036 – 11 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated: 60%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 56%

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