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North Carolina sees 7,540 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday as health officials say effects of Thanksgiving gatherings now showing

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Dec 11, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released their daily update involving COVID-19 cases within the state. NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said that the state is now seeing the impact of Thanksgiving gatherings.

In a statement Cohen said, "Do not wait until it is you or your loved one sick or alone in the hospital or you are facing the loss of a loved one to wear a mask, wait 6 feet apart, and wash your hands often. Act now. Please ask yourself what you can do to help slow the spread of this virus and save lives."

As of Friday, there are now 423,623 PCR positive cases and 394,742 antigen positive cases, 2,514 people hospitalized and 5,752 COVID-19 related deaths.

That is 7,540 new total cases and 38 additional deaths from Thursday.

A total of 5,850,241 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.

The modified stay at home order in North Carolina goes into effect Friday night at 10 p.m. The order requires people to stay at home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Businesses including restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, personal care businesses, most retail stores and more, will be required to close by 10 p.m. In addition, all onsite alcohol consumption sales must end by 9 p.m.

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

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAYCURRENTLY HOSPITALIZEDCHANGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONSCOMPLETED TESTSNEW TESTS COMPLETED SINCE YESTERDAY
NC STATE TOTALS423,6237,5405,752382,514705,850,24171,783
BERTIE COUNTY1,01514260
CAMDEN COUNTY222340
CHOWAN COUNTY6998190
CURRITUCK COUNTY4561160
DARE COUNTY7641240
GATES COUNTY27814100
HERTFORD COUNTY1,11611420
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY9065270
PASQUOTANK COUNTY1,26621350
PERQUIMANS COUNTY397840
LOCAL TOTALS7,1191071770

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