RALEIGH, NC (WITN) – There are several signs that the omicron variant is declining here in North Carolina.
State health officials say the percentage of tests returning positive for COVID-19 is the lowest since before Christmas.
The state Department of Health and Human Services said the state’s percentage positive rate stands at 10.6% on Thursday, a rate that peaked on January 22 with 36.3%.
On December 21, the positive rate was 10%.
Daily cases also continue to fall with 5,583 new cases on Thursday.
The number of people in the hospital with the virus also dropped to 2,711, the lowest since January 1st.
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