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North Carolina reports record single-day COVID-19 case increase with 8,444 new cases, breaking record set last week

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Dec 18, 2020

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

As of Friday, there are now 431,219 PCR positive cases and 34,885 antigen positive cases, 2,824 people hospitalized and 6,125 COVID-19 related deaths.

That is 8,444 new total cases and 60 additional deaths from Thursday, marking a new record high for single-day case increases in the state.

172 cases were reported locally, with Pasquotank County reporting the highest increase at 69 cases.

A total of 6,231,842 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 COUNTY1,09616271
CAMDEN COUNTY245940
CHOWAN COUNTY7489190
CURRITUCK COUNTY5401891
DARE COUNTY8311340
GATES COUNTY3086110
HERTFORD COUNTY1,20423440
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY9503270
PASQUOTANK COUNTY1,45769380
PERQUIMANS COUNTY435640
LOCAL TOTALS7,8141721872