NC March 8 COVID-19 update: Health officials release 2 days worth of data, numbers continue to decline across state

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN/WAVY) – North Carolina released two days worth of COVID-19 data on Monday as the health department has stopped releasing numbers on Sundays.

The state’s major metrics continue to show improvement as hospitalizations dropped to 1,126 on Monday – that’s the lowest since Oct. 10.

The daily percent positive released Monday was 4.6 percent. That is the fifth day in a row the percent positive has been less than the state’s goal of 5 percent.

The state’s rolling seven-day average for daily percent positive has dropped from 8 percent on Feb. 4 to 4.5 percent on Monday.

Another 1,228 cases were confirmed, bringing the state’s total to 874,906.

Monday Metrics

  • Total cases: 874,906
  • Newly reported cases: 1,228
  • Completed tests: 10,562,491
  • Currently hospitalized: 1,126
  • Total deaths: 11,535
  • Daily percent positive: 4.6%

Local Cases

  • Bertie: 1,667 cases – 41 deaths
  • Camden: 596 cases – 5 deaths
  • Chowan: 1,383 cases – 22 deaths
  • Currituck: 1,404 cases – 15 deaths
  • Dare: 1,875 cases – 8 deaths
  • Gates: 680 cases – 12 deaths
  • Hertford: 1,966 cases – 61 deaths  
  • Pasquotank: 3,104 cases – 78 deaths
  • Perquimans: 926 cases – 9 deaths

For more information from NCDHHS, click here.

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