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North Carolina sets new one day record for COVID-19 cases

Thursday’s report brings the total number of cases since the outbreak began in South Carolina...
Thursday’s report brings the total number of cases since the outbreak began in South Carolina to 16,441.(WIS)
Published: Jul. 11, 2020 at 2:08 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported the state’s highest one-day number of COVID-19 cases at 2,462 Saturday.

Hospitalizations are also at a record high Saturday with 1,093 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

”Record-high numbers like today are concerning,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D. in an emailed news release. “We all have a responsibility to one another to wear a face covering, avoid crowds and wash our hands often to get our trends going back in the right direction.”

North Carolina remains in Phase 2 of its reopening plan through July 17th. Governor Roy Cooper is expected to make an announcement on next steps, including the plan for public education in the fall, this week.

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