NC COVID-19 June 2 update: Nearly half of adult population fully vaccinated, Gov. Cooper gives Wednesday briefing

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 down with 265 cases being reported in the last 24 hours. Current hospitalizations are at 610.

Overall, the state has reported 1,003,508 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 3.5%.

As far as COVID-19 related deaths, the state has recorded a total of 13,110 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.

Local Counties Metrics:
Gates 749 – 13 deaths
Bertie 1,785 – 44 deaths
Camden 684 – 5 deaths
Chowan 1,485 – 23 deaths
Currituck 1,574 – 16 deaths
Dare 2,140 – 10 deaths
Hertford 2,111 – 64 deaths
Pasquotank 3,426 – 84 deaths
Perquimans 1,023 – 12 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated: 53.4%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 49.2%

NC Gov. Roy Cooper gave a media briefing Wednesday afternoon regarding the latest COVID-19 updates.

During the briefing, Cooper announced round two of the HOPE program in North Carolina, which is meant to help residents with rental assistance as well as help paying their utilities.

The HOPE program serves WAVY-TV 10’s entire viewing area in North Eastern North Carolina. Those who earn less than or equal to 50% of the area median income for the county where they rent are eligible to apply.

Residents can also get assistance for electricity, natural gas, and water fees. Some of the funds can even be used to help cover back rent.

“Previous applicants who received help can reapply if they still need assistance. And as with the first version of the HOPE program, payments will go directly to landlords and utility companies. In the last two weeks, more than 8,000 people have already applied for financial assistance and we expect more checks to go out every day,” Cooper said during the press conference.

If you would like to apply for assistance through the HOPE program, you can dial 888-9-ASK-HOPE.

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