RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported over 8,000 cases of COVID-19 over two days.
After not reporting on Thanksgiving due to the holiday, state health officials say North Carolina saw a total of 8,008 cases of COVID-19 during the past two days.
To be specific, 4,174 cases were reported on Thursday, and 3,834 were reported on Friday.
More than 54,000 tests were completed the last two days. Overall, health officials in North Carolina have completed over 5,120,000 tests since the start of the pandemic.
The state’s current daily percent positive is 7.3%.
North Carolina has been reporting record levels of COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases, and deaths are on the rise.
Hospitalizations dropped by 31 patients, however the number is still high with at least 1,780 North Carolinians hospitalize due to the virus.
During the past two days, the state also reported 72 COVID-19 related deaths.
Here are the latest coronavirus case counts from local counties:
- Bertie 890 cases – 24 deaths
- Camden 177 cases – 4 deaths
- Chowan 616 cases – 18 deaths
- Currituck 322 cases – 5 deaths
- Dare 627 cases — 4 deaths
- Gates 209 cases – 6 deaths
- Hertford 978 cases – 41 deaths
- Pasquotank 1,067 cases – 35 deaths
- Perquimans 329 cases – 4 deaths
Gov. Roy Cooper announced a stricter state-wide mask mandate on Monday that says North Carolinians must wear a mask at home when you have friends or family over to visit as well as wearing a mask at work, at the gym, at the store, and at school.
Cooper said his latest executive order makes it “clear that everyone needs to wear a mask whenever you are with someone you don’t live with.”
For more on coronavirus in North Carolina, click here.
- Immigration advocates ask Biden for humanitarian assistance, clarity for refugees
- More than a dozen Capitol officers sick with COVID-19, report says
- Alleged white supremacist arrested after ankle monitor puts him at Capitol riot
- 3 South Texas congressmen ‘optimistic’ as Biden vows to tackle immigration
- VA House passes bill to keep some pandemic election changes; Republican leader casts doubt on results