COVID-19-related hospitalizations drop below 900 in N.C.

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SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - Less than 900 people currently are being hospitalized for COVID-19 in North Carolina, according to numbers released Monday by the NCDHHS.

According to the latest numbers, there have been 172,209 laboratory-confirmed cases in North Carolina and 2,803 deaths. There currently are 858 people being hospitalized.

At least 136,630 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 113 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported in the Cape Fear region:

  • Columbus County - 52
  • Brunswick County - 24
  • New Hanover County - 23
  • Bladen County - 10
  • Pender County - 4

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