NC Jan. 22 COVID-19 update: More than 120 deaths reported as hospitalizations continue to drop

North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY/WNCN) – The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in North Carolina continues to grow as health officials announced 125 on Friday.

The total number of deaths has reached at least 8,464.

Hospitalizations continue to steadily decrease with a drop to 3,512 – the lowest number since Jan. 1 (3,492).

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) added 7,436 new cases on Friday bringing the state’s total to 705,535.

More than 8.3 million tests have been completed.

Additionally, the state says 579,573 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus.

As of Friday, the county has 86 counties in the red zone on the COVID-19 County Alert System.

Friday Metrics

  • Total Cases: 705,535
  • Newly Reported Cases: 7,436
  • Completed Tests: 8,316,710
  • Currently Hospitalized: 3,512
  • Daily Percent Positive: 10.1%

Local cases

  • Bertie: 1,457 cases – 27 deaths
  • Camden: 434 cases – 5 deaths
  • Chowan: 1,091 cases – 20 deaths
  • Currituck: 992 cases – 13 deaths
  • Dare: 1,555 cases – 6 deaths
  • Gates: 499 cases – 12 deaths
  • Hertford: 1,704 cases – 53 deaths
  • Pasquotank: 2,483 cases – 66 deaths
  • Perquimans: 706 cases – 5 deaths

On Thursday during a COVID-19 briefing, NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has set up a transportation system to assist those who need a ride getting to and from a COVID-19 vaccination location.

North Carolinians who need transportation assistance should reach out to their local transit agency. You can find your local transit agency online at NC_public_transit. Local transit agencies serve all 100 North Carolina counties. 

The Coronavirus Relief Funding will be distributed to North Carolina transit agencies to help pay for those rides.

For more information from NCDHHS on the coronavirus, click here.

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