NC COVID-19 June 27 update: North Carolina health officials report over 1,700 new cases

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — North Carolina continues to see rising COVID-19 cases as states across the country, including several in the South, are reporting record numbers of cases and hospitalizations.

The state is implementing a face coverings mandate to help prevent spread, which started at 5 p.m. Friday. Gov. Roy Cooper is also delaying the state’s move to phase 3 for several weeks.

Daily numbers

  • Cases: (+1,719, 60,537 total), still trending up
  • Deaths: (+15, 1,318 total), trending down overall
  • Hospitalizations: ( 888 total)
  • Tests (+18,406, 855,131 total)

Here’s the latest count for WAVY’s viewing area:

  • Gates: 26 cases — 2 deaths
  • Dare: 42 cases — 1 death
  • Currituck: 18 cases
  • Pasquotank: 198 cases — 15 deaths
  • Perquimans: 36 cases — 2 deaths
  • Hertford: 160 cases — 10 deaths
  • Bertie: 141 cases — 4 deaths
  • Chowan: 19 cases
  • Camden: 23 cases

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