NCDHHS reports highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in 2 weeks


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina health officials added 1,972 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday – the most since 1,979 were reported on Aug. 6.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said 21,375 tests were returned over the last 24 hours as a total of 2 million tests have been completed.

Hospitalizations moved back up to 1,023 from 1,001 being reported on Wednesday.

A total of 2,465 deaths are being attributed to the virus, an increase of 34 from Wednesday.

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