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North Carolina reports over 5K new COVID-19 cases, 51 additional deaths as hospitalizations reach a record high

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Dec 22, 2020

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

As of Tuesday, there are now 451,384 PCR positive cases and 37,518 antigen positive cases, 3,001 people hospitalized and 6,291 COVID-19 related deaths.

That is 5,255 new total cases and 51 additional deaths from Monday.

88 cases were reported locally, with Dare County seeing the highest local case increase at 20 cases. One death was reported locally in Currituck County.

A total of 6,465,155 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.

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

12/22/2020TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
NC STATE TOTALS488,9025,2556,29151
BERTIE COUNTY1,13010270
CAMDEN COUNTY254340
CHOWAN COUNTY7612190
CURRITUCK COUNTY57411111
DARE COUNTY8882050
GATES COUNTY3141120
HERTFORD COUNTY1,2522440
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY98111270
PASQUOTANK COUNTY1,52418380
PERQUIMANS COUNTY4671050
LOCAL TOTALS8,145881921