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3 new COVID deaths in Meck County; up 15 in one week

North Carolina’s average number of new daily cases since May 8 is 643 and its median is 543. Due to the obvious outliers on May 20, May 22 and May 29, which tend to skew the average, the median is a safer tool in describing the overall trend since May 8; however, the past seven-day average and median are significantly higher at 791 and 884, respectively.

June 2. By Dave Yochum. At least 29,889 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus and 921 have died, according to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. New data released today showed the death toll rose by 23 in one day, to 921 dead statewide due to COVID-19.

The NCDHHS said 716 people were hospitalized, up from 650 Monday, which was down from 680 people reported hospitalized on Friday.

Compared to one week ago, today’s 716 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide are up from 621 reported hospitalized on Tuesday May 26.

Health officials reported 434,921 tests of this morning, up from 421,908 yesterday. Roughly 8-9 percent of tests have come back positive.

At least 650 North Carolinians were hospitalized with COVID-19 Monday. The state was averaging about 660 daily hospitalizations during the final week of May.

Meanwhile, Mecklenburg County came in at 4,519 cases, with 95 total deaths, up three from yesterday and up 15 in one week.

NC officials estimate that 18,860 people have recovered from the virus.