2,321 new COVID-19 cases reported in NC Saturday


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The NCDHHS reported 2,321 new COVID-19 cases across the state Saturday, 287 more than were reported Friday. Saturday makes the third straight day with more than 2,000 new cases reported.

The percent positive has dipped to 5.2 percent, the lowest level in two weeks.

Currently, 1,034 people are hospitalized, 22 fewer than Friday. Saturday is the fourth consecutive day more than 1,000 people are hospitalized.

An additional 18 deaths were reported, bringing the total number of people who have died from COVID-19 in the state to 3,765. The 18 deaths are the fewest reported since Monday.

A total of 229,752 cases of COVID-19 have been reported across North Carolina to date.

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