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North Carolina sees record number of COVID-19 case increase in a day due to reporting system technical issues

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Dec 30, 2020

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 CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAYCURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED
NC STATE TOTALS532,8308,5516,7291553,339
BERTIE COUNTY1,18713270
CAMDEN COUNTY282950
CHOWAN COUNTY8134200
CURRITUCK COUNTY63716110
DARE COUNTY996950
GATES COUNTY3508120
HERTFORD COUNTY1,32415481
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY1,03713270
PASQUOTANK COUNTY1,77751430
PERQUIMANS COUNTY5241050
LOCAL TOTALS8,9271482031

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