CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – North Carolina health officials reported it 2,646 th most common people tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.
To date there have been 2,598,014 confirmed cases since the first case was reported in North Carolina on March 3, 2020.
Officials also reported 1,336 is hospitalized with the virus from Friday, continuing a decline in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.
The total number of people who have died of complications from coronavirus is now 22,763 in North Carolina.
Officials say so too 25,910,625 samples have been given in NC and the daily percent of positive tests reported was 4.3 percent, a sharp contrast from the positive rate of 37.8 percent a few weeks ago.
It is increasingly urgent for people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Officials say the currently available COVID-19 vaccines are the best protection against the virus and its variants. Read more.
The state registered its millionth confirmed case of COVID-19 in late May 2021.
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The growing trend for adults in North Carolina to get their COVID-19 vaccines continued. More than 75 percent of adults have received at least one vaccine dose.
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NCDHHS urges all unvaccinated North Carolinans to get one Vaccine against covid-19 to protect against serious illness, hospitalization and death.
“Vaccines is the best protection against COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths as well as complications from the virus. Research has shown that even people who had a mild case of COVID-19 can struggle with long-term effects such as shortness of breath, chest pain and brain fog, “said NCDHHS officials.
On Friday, May 14, 2021, Governor Cooper lifted all mandatory capacity and collection limits, social distancing requirements, and most mandatory mask requirements.
The move, which takes effect immediately, means that in most indoor or outdoor settings, the state will no longer require you to wear a mask or be socially distant. Cooper said there will continue to be a mandatory requirement for indoor masks on public transportation, in child care, in schools, in prisons and in certain public health environments.
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