NC reports 11K+ new COVID-19 cases, a record

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – For the first time since the pandemic, North Carolina health officials reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day.

An additional 11,581 people tested positive for the virus, bringing the total cases since March to 614,355.

Ninety-seven new deaths has brought the count up to 7,425.

Across the state, 3,871 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.

As of Saturday, 7,431,475 tests have been completed in the state. The percent of positive tests reported was 14.8%.

As of December 28, 63,571 people across North Carolina have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to NCDHHS.

North Carolina is currently providing vaccinations to individuals in Phase 1a: Health care workers fighting COVID-19, long-term care staff and residents.

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