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North Carolina's hospitalizations continue to increase as state reports 5,285 new COVID-19 cases in a day

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Jan 05, 2021

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

As of Tuesday, there are now 525,813 PCR positive cases and 49,583 antigen positive cases, 3,781 people hospitalized and 6,996 COVID-19 related deaths.

That is 5,285 new total cases and 55 additional deaths from Monday.

Local areas reported 102 cases and two deaths, with Dare County seeing the area's largest increase with 21 new cases.

A total of 7,150,588 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.

Here's a local case breakdown:

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
NC STATE TOTALS575,3965,2856,99655
BERTIE COUNTY1,2709270
CAMDEN COUNTY321550
CHOWAN COUNTY8788200
CURRITUCK COUNTY71410110
DARE COUNTY1,1642150
GATES COUNTY38614120
HERTFORD COUNTY1,4468522
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY1,1213270
PASQUOTANK COUNTY1,93518440
PERQUIMANS COUNTY585650
LOCAL TOTALS9,8201022082