The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released their daily update involving COVID-19 cases within the state.
As of Saturday, there are now 472,488 PCR positive cases and 41,442 antigen positive cases, 3,023 people hospitalized and 6,526 COVID-19 related deaths.
North Carolina did not report COVID-19 case numbers Thursday, December 24 or Friday, December 25. During that time, 14,048 cases were reported, with Saturday's increase of 5,371 cases bringing the state's total to 513,930.
166 deaths were reported between Thursday and Saturday, bringing the state total to 6,526 deaths.
Between Thursday and Saturday, 378 cases were reported locally, with Pasquotank County seeing the highest local case increase at 138 cases. Deaths were reported in Chowan, Hertford and Pasquotank counties.
A total of 6,708,088 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||513,930||5,371||6,526||166|