N.C. again sees record number of hospitalizations as COVID-19 cases top 75,000

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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.

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