COVID-19 in NC: Hospitalizations drop to the lowest number in weeks


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped to 1,057 on Monday – the lowest number since July 10.

On July 10, there were 1,046 reported hospitalizations, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Monday’s data shows a continued downward trajectory of hospitalizations since the state’s record high of 1,236 on July 29.

A total of 91 percent of hospitals reported data on July 29. On Monday, NCHHS said 79 percent of hospitals reported numbers.

NCDHHS reported an additional 1,313 lab-confirmed cases on Monday bringing the overall total number of cases to 126,532.

The number of new daily cases is the lowest since 1,268 were reported on July 20.

More than 1.8 million tests have been completed.

The number of deaths across the state attributed to the virus continued to increase on Monday.

An additional 13 deaths reported on Monday bring the total to 1,982.

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