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COVID hospitalizations under 1,000 for the first time in 8 months

March 12. The volume of new COVID cases climbed to 1,849 Friday after dipping on Thursday. Hospitalizations continued to tumble, dropping below 1,000 statewide for the first time since July. On Feb. 11, 3,556 North Carolinians were hospitalized due to COVID, compared to 965 on Friday March 11. Deaths The NCDHHS also reported reported 30 […]

COVID update March 9

March 9. The volume of new COVID cases climbed to 1,833 today after being below 1,000 for two days in a row. Still, it’s a big improvement from Feb. 9, when the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 10,513 new cases statewide. Hospitalizations COVID-related hospitalizations fell to 1,093 today after climbing slightly to […]

COVID update: New cases, hospitalizations bump up

March 8. The volume of new COVID cases remains below 1,000 a second day but today’s total is up from yesterday: 894 new cases statewide today vs. 528 yesterday. Regardless, 894 new cases is still roughly 1/40th of the volume recorded at the omicron peak—35,395 new cases—on Jan. 21. Hospitalizations COVID-related hospitalizations also seemed to […]

COVID update: New cases fall to 528 in today’s NCDHHS report

March 7. New COVID cases have fallen below 1,000 a day for the first time since mid-July. Today the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 528 new cases—a tiny fraction of the number of new cases reported during much of the second half of January. The last time the new case volume was […]

COVID hospitalizations fall by half in two weeks

March 3. COVID-related hospitalizations have fallen by more than half in the past two weeks, dropping to 1,401 in today’s NC Dept. of Health & Human Services report on the coronavirus. The NCDHHS also reported reported 2,377 new cases and 54 new deaths statewide. Testing The statewide positivity rate fell to 4.9 percent today—the first […]

Masks will become optional in state agencies March 7

March 2. Based on improving trends with COVID-19, masks will become optional in most state agencies and facilities beginning March 7. “COVID-19 levels are declining rapidly, and we have vaccinations, boosters, and effective treatments that are making this step possible,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. The virus is still causing serious illness—and death—in unvaccinated people. Requirements […]

COVID update Feb. 28: Fewer than 1,000 new cases today

Feb. 28. New COVID cases took a tumble in today’s coronavirus report, falling below the 1,000 mark for the first time since July last year, The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 909 new cases and 1,618 people hospitalized with COVID statewide, down more than two-thirds in the space of a month. Deaths […]

COVID update Feb.25

Feb. 25. New COVID cases have climbed for three straight days, hitting 4,887 in today’s NCDHHS coronavirus report. Today’s increase is still dramatically lower than the 13,017 new cases logged in on Jan. 25. Hospitalizations Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to plunge: 1,861 in today’s report, down from 5,055 on Jan. 25. Deaths All that […]

COVID update Feb. 24: Positive testing statewide under 8%

Feb. 24. Hospitalizations due to COVID have fallen under 2,000 for the first time since late December. The NCDHHS puts the total at 1,982, down 13.6 percent since Monday. The NCDHHS also reported 59 new COVID-related deaths statewide, three of them in Mecklenburg County. Today’s new case volume was 3,650, more than double Tuesday’s new […]

COVID update: Positive tests under 10% statewide

Feb. 23. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,123 people hospitalized statewide due to COVID—down 4 percent in a single day. The NCDHHS also reported 94 new COVID-related deaths statewide, two of them in Mecklenburg County. Today’s new case volume was 3,470, the highest so far this week, but still 43 […]