RALEIGH, NC (GOLVY) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released the latest coronavirus statistics on Friday.
Daily cases in the state are up from yesterday’s report, with 35,759 cases reported in the past 24 hours. That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 2,011,302.
It took the state about eight months to go from one million cases to two million. That’s about half the time it took them to go from zero to a million.
On Thursday, the state registered about 33,000 new cases, but included about 11,000 missed cases in their number.
The state added at least 10,000 new cases every day by 2022, raising the daily positivity rate to 31.6%.
4,381 people are currently hospitalized with confirmed or pending cases of COVID-19 – an increase of 106 patients since yesterday. That is the third day in a row that the number of hospital admissions has reached an all-time high.
More than 100 people have been hospitalized in the past three weeks.
18% of them are in the ICU, while 11% are currently on a ventilator. In addition, the state reports that 2.3% of those hospitalized are children.
The number of children hospitalized has more than doubled in the past month. However, the percentage of people in the ICU or on a ventilator has fallen recently.
State data shows that 74% of adults are partially vaccinated, while 70% of adults are fully vaccinated. 59% of that total population is fully vaccinated.
As for COVID-19-related deaths, the state has recorded a total of 19,903 deaths since the start of the pandemic. That’s another 53 reported deaths since yesterday.
Statistics for local provinces:
- Gates 1,463 – 18 killed
- Bertie 3,375 – 57 killed
- Camden 1,473 – 9 killed
- Chowan 3,171 – 45 dead
- Currituck 3,742 – 30 killed
- Dare 5,645 – 18 kill
- Hertford 3,871 – 77 killed
- Pasquo tank 6,596 – 111 killed
- Perquimans 2,158 – 17 killed
North Carolinas who are not fully vaccinated or eligible for booster doses can visit covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines or call the NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 to locate nearby vaccination clinics.
Those who want to find or schedule a test appointment can visit covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/.