NC June 5 COVID-19 update: Daily cases and hospitalizations at all-time highs

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — North Carolina reported its highest numbers of COVID-19 daily cases and hospitalizations to date on Friday.

The 1,289 new cases reported Friday are well over the previous high of 1,185 on May 30. Numbers continue to trend up alongside increases in testing.

Current COVID-19 hospitalizations are at a record 717 statewide, but are still about 500 less than neighboring Virginia.

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

Gates: 23 cases — 1 death
Dare: 19 cases — 1 death
Currituck: 15 cases
Pasquotank: 117 cases — 13 deaths
Perquimans: 26 cases — 2 deaths
Hertford: 133 cases — 3 deaths
Bertie: 129 cases — 4 deaths
Chowan: 17 cases
Camden: 3 cases

For more information from NCDHHS, click here.

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