COVID-19 in NC: Minimum daily number of cases since November; admissions keep falling
COVID-19 in NC: Minimum daily number of cases since November;  admissions keep falling

COVID-19 in NC: Minimum daily number of cases since November; admissions keep falling

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – North Carolina reports its smallest one-day count of new COVID-19 cases in nearly three months.

The State Department of Health and Human Services added 1,716 new cases on Tuesday – the fewest since Nov. 28 – while reporting another drop in the number of patients in hospitals and 59 more deaths.

One day after the state reported its smallest number of cases since December, those numbers went even lower as the increase driven by the omicron variant continued to fade.

It’s the first day with fewer than 2,000 new cases since December 14, and the smallest number since there were only 1,041 the Sunday after Thanksgiving – when delta was still the state’s dominant variant and two days before omicron was even declared a variant of concern. by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As a result, the seven-day average fell to its lowest level since December 23rd. North Carolina averaged just over 4,000 new cases a day over the past week.

The number of patients in hospitals fell for the 26th day in a row and dropped to 2,215 – a drop of 96 in one day. Hospitals in the state have lost nearly 3,000 patients since in nearly a month since peaking at 5,206 on January 27th.

The NCDHHS says only 11.9 percent of tests on Sunday confirmed new cases of the virus – a slight increase from the day before, but still well within the latest range. This rate – which was consistently around 30 percent for most of January – has been below 13 percent for seven consecutive days.
The increase in deaths pushed the total to 22,296.

NUMBER OF VACCINEDOS

1,182 first doses
1,627 second doses
56 single shot J&J doses
3,019 booster doses
5,884 total doses

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