NC COVID-19 Oct. 20 Update: Over 2,600 new cases, positivity rate at 6.5%

North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released its latest coronavirus statistics on Wednesday.

Daily COVID-19 cases in the state are up after showing downtrends in the last two days with 2,610 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

Current hospitalizations are down compared to the previous week with 1,811 patients hospitalized in North Carolina due to the virus. So far, COVID-19 has taken 17,640 lives in North Carolina.

Overall, the state has reported 1,457,798 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state’s daily positivity rate is at 6.5%.

Local Counties Metrics:
 
Gates 1,073 – 19 deaths
Bertie 2,446 – 51 deaths
Camden 1,111 – 8 deaths
Chowan 2,261 – 40 deaths
Currituck 2,682 – 25 deaths
Dare 3,723 – 12 deaths
Hertford 2,815 – 70 deaths
Pasquotank 5,086 – 101 deaths
Perquimans 1,511 – 15 deaths

Percent of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated: 71%
Percent of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated: 66%

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