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 687,750 PCR positive cases and 88,557 antigen positive cases, 2,706 people hospitalized and 9,578 COVID-19 related deaths.
That is 12,079 new total cases and 169 additional deaths from Tuesday, marking a record case increase for North Carolina. The previous record was set January 9, when 11,581 cases were reported.
According to the NCDHHS, Wednesday's record increase is due to a large number of cases from tests performed at FastMed Urgent Care Clinics between December 2020 and January 2021 that were not previously reported. The delayed reports account for 7,912 of the 12,079 cases reported Wednesday.
Hospitalizations in North Carolina also dipped Wednesday as there were 35 fewer hospitalizations reported.
A total of 9,013,793 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.
Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY|
|NC STATE TOTALS||776,307||12,079||9,578||169|