NC COVID-19 July 28 update: Over 2,600 new cases, state health officials urge continued caution

North Carolina

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 2,633 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. Current hospitalization is up with 1,091 patients hospitalized due to the virus.

Overall, the state has reported 1,041,609 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 10.8%.

As far as COVID-19 related deaths, the state has recorded a total of 13,606 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic. Wednesday saw 16 new deaths due to the virus across the state.

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen hosted a live fireside chat for young adults in that state regarding COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday. Young adults remain the largest group of individuals across the country not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Cohen was joined by social media influencers Josuga Cureton and Harley Powell. The event was streamed live across different social media platforms.

Cohen urged those who watched to think of the people they come in contact with on a daily basis and keep an eye out for those around them.

Ninety percent of new COVID-19 cases are coming from those who are not vaccinated. She also cautioned those who listened in that if they don’t get the vaccine, the virus has another chance of mutating like with the Delta variant and could unravel everything the country has worked hard for since the start of the pandemic.

Currently, less than 1/3 of young adults nationwide are protected against COVID-19.

Local Counties Metrics:
Gates 761 – 13 deaths
Bertie 1,809 – 45 deaths
Camden 701 – 6 deaths
Chowan 1,537 – 35 deaths
Currituck 1,623 – 16 deaths
Dare 2,326 – 10 deaths
Hertford 2,129 – 64 deaths
Pasquotank 3,483 – 87 deaths
Perquimans 1,053 – 11 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated: 61%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 57%

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