North Carolina reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 3,501 new cases. This is a decrease of 43.5% compared to the previous week’s figures of 6,201 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
North Carolina ranked number 30 among the states where coronavirus spread fastest per capita. person, shows a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States increased by 20.8% compared to the week before, with 238,885 reported cases. With 3.15% of the country’s population, North Carolina had 1.47% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 34 states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Cleveland County reported seven cases and zero deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported six cases and zero deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 29,535 cases and 364 deaths.
Across North Carolina, cases dropped in 73 counties, with the best drop in Wake County, with 90 cases from 640 a week earlier; in Cumberland County, with 269 cases out of 866; and in New Hanover County with 77 cases from 325.
North Carolina ranked 14th among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 83.5% of the population at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.2%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.
In the week ending Sunday, North Carolina reported having administered an additional 98,003 vaccine doses, including 26,985 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 61,490 vaccine doses, including 21,898 first doses. In total, North Carolina reported that it has administered 16,464,829 total doses.
In North Carolina, the worst weekly outbreaks were per. person in Wayne County with 517 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Swain County with 161; and Polk County with 111. Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per year. 100,000 a week.
Adding the most new cases overall was Wayne County, with 636 cases; Guilford County, with 361 cases; and Durham County by 352. The number of weekly cases increased in 24 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in the counties of Johnston, Durham and Nash.
In North Carolina, 42 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 41 people were reported dead.
A total of 2,634,007 people in North Carolina have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 23,257 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 80,396,250 people tested positive and 985,504 people died.
North Carolina’s COVID-19 hospital admissions are rising
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, April 10th.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 1,187
- The week before that: 1.007
- Four weeks ago: 1,336
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 38,444
- The week before: 37.242
- Four weeks ago: 48,172
Hospitals in 19 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 16 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in 26 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week before, the U.S. TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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