The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released their daily update involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
As of Thursday, there are now 836,787 PCR positive cases and 141,779 antigen positive cases, 1,031 people hospitalized and 12,738 COVID-19 related deaths.
That is 1,798 new total COVID-19 cases and 17 additional deaths from Wednesday.
A total of 12,589,041 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.
The NCDHHS announced Thursday that more than 50% of adults 18 and older in the state have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. More than 43% of the adult population is fully vaccinated against the virus.
"This is as significant milestone toward our goal of stopping the spread of COVID-19 and bringing summer back [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com] to North Carolina," said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. "I hope you will join the more than 4 million people who have taken their shot and help put this pandemic behind us."
To date, the state has administered more than 7.4 million vaccines. More than 74% of the population over 65 years of age is fully vaccinated, and nearly 40% of the total population of the state, regardless of age, has received at least one dose.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY|
|NC STATE TOTALS||978,566||1,798||12,738||17|