RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — North Carolina‘s key COVID-19 trends continue to move in the wrong direction, with Thursday breaking a new record of daily cases with over 4,000 reported.
The last record high was reported just five days ago on Nov. 14 with 3,885 cases. The 4,296 newly reported cases today put the state total at 325,158 since the start of the pandemic.
The news comes shortly after a record of hospitalization was also recently set with over 1,700 patients hospitalized. On Thursday, hospitalizations increased by one patient to 1,538 Thursday – also a daily record.
Deaths continued to rise with 38 reported since Wednesday putting the state at a total of 4,936 deaths — two of which are in local counties.
For the first time, North Carolina’s seven-day rolling average is past 3,000. That average is now at 3,101 — an increase of more than 200 from Wednesday’s number.
Nearly 54,560 tests have been conducted in 24-hours putting the state at a total of more than 4.7 million tests.
The daily percent positive is back down to 7.9% from yesterday’s 9.2%.
Here are the latest updates from local counties:
- Bertie 820 cases– 22 deaths
- Camden 165 cases – 3 deaths
- Chowan 578 cases – 17 deaths
- Currituck 297 cases – 5 deaths*
- Dare 567 cases — 4 deaths*
- Gates 188 cases – 5 deaths
- Hertford 928 cases – 39 deaths
- Pasquotank 1,009 cases – 35 deaths
- Perquimans 304 cases – 4 deaths
*Denotes additional death(s).
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