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North Carolina reports 3,367 new PCR, antigen positive COVID-19 cases; Health officials to give virus response update

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 12:23:54-05

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 304,784 PCR positive cases and 16,078 antigen positive cases, 1,537 people hospitalized and 4,898 COVID-19 related deaths.

That is 2,786 new PCR cases, 581 new antigen cases and 46 additional deaths from Tuesday.

With PCR and antigen cases combined, North Carolina is now reporting 320,862 total COVID-19 cases.

News 3 will start reporting PCR and antigen positive cases as a combined daily increase starting November 18 and will continue this moving forward so the daily case numbers will be higher.

PCR casesAntigen casesTotal positive reported each day
11/12/20202,6802132,893
11/13/20201,5981811,779
11/14/20203,5063593,865
11/15/20202,8762613,137
11/16/20201,877951,972
11/17/20202,9373513,288
11/18/20202,7865813,367

Local areas reported 51 new cases and 1 death, with Perquimans County seeing the highest daily increase of 10 cases.

A total of 4,715,093 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.

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

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
BERTIE COUNTY8127220
CAMDEN COUNTY163130
CHOWAN COUNTY575117-1
CURRITUCK COUNTY292740
DARE COUNTY554630
GATES COUNTY188250
HERTFORD COUNTY9275391
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY6907220
PASQUOTANK COUNTY1,0075350
PERQUIMANS COUNTY3031040
LOCAL TOTALS5,511511541