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 487,967 PCR positive cases and 44,863 antigen positive cases, 3,339 people hospitalized and 6,729 COVID-19 related deaths.
That is 8,551 new total cases and 155 additional deaths from Tuesday. This was a record high case increase but the health website said, "On Dec. 29, 2020, NCDHHS experienced technical issues with the NC COVID reporting system. As a result, cases and test data are higher for today than they would have been had data been processed at the standard time. Data reported on Dec. 30, 2020, will be higher as it will represent 36 hours of data, and data reported on Dec. 31, 2020, may be lower as it will represent 12 hours of data."
A total of 6,835,632 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.
Here's the local case breakdown:
|TOTAL CASES||NEW CASES TODAY||TOTAL DEATHS||NEW DEATHS TODAY||CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED|
|NC STATE TOTALS||532,830||8,551||6,729||155||3,339|