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 827,375 PCR positive cases and 138,161 antigen positive cases, 1,117 people hospitalized and 12,619 COVID-19 related deaths.
That is 1,765 new total COVID-19 cases and 36 additional deaths from Tuesday.
A total of 12,322,425 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.
During a press conference Wednesday, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen with the NCDHHS said that the state will "cautiously" ease some restrictions beginning Friday, April 30. Masks will no longer be required outdoors, and capacity limits are increasing to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors.
Social distancing, mandatory capacity and mass gathering limits are expected to be lifted June 1.
Once at least two-thirds of the population are at least partially vaccinated, mask mandates indoors will be lifted, according to Cohen. Cohen cautioned that how quickly that happens is "up to North Carolinians," and urged all adults who are able to receive a vaccine.
Around half of the state's adult population are partially vaccinated as of now.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY|
|NC STATE TOTALS||965,536||1,765||12,619||36|