COVID-19 in NC: 3 weeks in a row leaves the average number of cases at the lowest point since July
COVID-19 in NC: 3 weeks in a row leaves the average number of cases at the lowest point since July

COVID-19 in NC: 3 weeks in a row leaves the average number of cases at the lowest point since July

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – North Carolina’s average daily COVID-19 incidence has dropped every day for three weeks.

One of the latest scheduled daily updates from the state Department of Health and Human Services on Friday included continued declines to the best since July levels in the number of COVID patients in state hospitals and the average number of new cases it has reported over the past week.

The state this week announced plans to switch next week to weekly updates of seven key measures, including hospitalizations, emergency room visits with COVID-like symptoms and levels of the virus in sewage.

The NCDHHS reported 1,740 new cases, 723 patients in hospitals and a further 28 deaths.

The daily number of cases is the highest since last Saturday. But even with that, the state is averaging 1,180 new cases a day over the past week, the fewest since July 22, and that number has dropped every day since February 25.

The number of patients is at its lowest since July 21, the last time it was below 700, and has fallen in 48 of the last 50 days.

The total number of deaths rose to 23,058, but the daily average number of reported deaths is less than three times what it was a month ago.

NUMBER OF VACCINE DOSAGE

  • 1,217 first doses
  • 1,492 second doses
  • 293 single-shot J&J doses
  • 3,214 booster doses
  • 6,216 total doses

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