The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released their daily update involving coronavirus cases within the state.
As of Wednesday, there are now 66,513 cases, 901 people hospitalized and 1,373 coronavirus related deaths.
That is 1,843 new cases and 30 additional deaths from Tuesday. This marks the highest amount of daily coronavirus cases reported.
A total of 942,238 tests have been completed in North Carolina.
An additional 17,660 daily tests were reported.
During Wednesday's briefing, Governor Cooper announced that the state's number one priority is opening schools doors. Cooper says a statewide mandate for schools' reopening plan will be announced in the near future.
Cooper says he hopes North Carolina schools will return to in person learning by August.
Schools starting in July will need to stay with remote learning until in person learning is allowed, according to the governor.