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 657,038 PCR positive cases and 75,972 antigen positive cases, 3,305 people hospitalized and 8,915 COVID-19 related deaths.
That is 5,587 new total cases and 139 additional deaths from Tuesday.
A total of 8,580,157 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.
During a NCDHHS press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that a modified stay-at-home order for the state that was originally scheduled to expire January 29 will be extended until at least February 28.
Under the order, North Carolinians will be required to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Businesses will be required to close by 10 p.m. and alcohol consumption sales must end at 9 p.m.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY|
|NC STATE TOTALS||733,010||5,587||8,915||139|