SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - For the second day in a row, North Carolina public health officials report a record number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus.
According to numbers released by NCDHHS on Tuesday, there are currently 989 hospitalizations — the most ever reported during the pandemic. This tops yesterday’s record of 982.
North Carolina added 1,346 laboratory-confirmed cases which brings the statewide total to 75,875.
Another 22 deaths were also reported for a total of 1,420.
The NCDHHS says 1,071,290 tests have been completed with a 10% positive rate, which is in-line with the state’s rolling 7-day average.
At least 55,318 people are presumed to have recovered from the virus (this number is updated by the NCDHHS every Monday by 4 p.m.).
Here is the confirmed case breakdown for southeastern North Carolina:
At least 58 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported in the Cape Fear region:
- Columbus County - 39
- New Hanover County - 7
- Brunswick County - 7
- Bladen County - 3
- Pender County - 2
Note: Data is updated daily Monday through Friday.