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N.C. Gov. Cooper holds COVID-19 briefing on budget proposal as cases rise by 1,244 in a day

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 14:58:16-04

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released their daily update involving COVID-19 cases within the state.

As of Wednesday, there are now 158,985 cases, 1,004 people hospitalized and 2,606 COVID-19 related deaths.

That is 1,244 new cases, 4 additional hospitalizations and 36 additional deaths from Tuesday.

A total of 2,121,001 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.

In our local areas there were a total of 26 new COVID-19 cases and 4 additional deaths. Chowan County reported the highest case increase with 6 new cases.

Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
BERTIE COUNTY372550
CAMDEN COUNTY89031
CHOWAN COUNTY193620
CURRITUCK COUNTY91100
DARE COUNTY236320
GATES COUNTY75120
HERTFORD COUNTY4865142
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY3331170
PASQUOTANK COUNTY5153231
PERQUIMANS COUNTY112120
LOCAL TOTALS2,50226704