Coronavirus in North Carolina: Hospitalizations drop by 1,900 over last 30 days; Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Piedmont Triad


In North Carolina, about 1,465 people are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus as of 11:40 a.m. Friday, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

On Jan. 9, 2021, North Carolina reported its highest one-day number of COVID-19 cases with 11,581 new cases reported, exceeding the state’s previous highest day, 10,398, set on Jan. 7.

2,924 cases were reported on Thursday.

The state hit a new record number of hospitalizations on Thursday, Jan. 14, with 3,990.

The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina is at least 855,905, and 11,186 people have died. 747,385 are molecular positive cases, and 108,520 are antigen-positive cases.

NCDHHS says that 4.7% of daily coronavirus tests conducted since the last report have been positive. To calculate daily percent positive NCDHHS only uses molecular test results from laboratories that report both positives and negatives through electronic laboratory reporting in NC COVID.

There have been a total of 10,150,647 coronavirus tests completed.

5,358 hospital beds are currently available and staffed, and 15,616 are in use. Others are either unstaffed or unreported.

As of Monday, Feb. 22, there have been 795,521 people in North Carolina who have recovered (note: this number is updated every Monday afternoon).

“We begin 2021 in our most dangerous position in this pandemic. We have critically high rates of spread in much of our state,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. “I encourage you to avoid getting together indoors with anyone who doesn’t live with you. If you plan to see other people, keep it outside and very small. Wear a mask the whole time. We must do all that we can to protect one another.”

Here is a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Piedmont Triad:

Alamance County: 15,615 (223 deaths)

Alleghany County: 909 (4 deaths)

Caswell County: 1,944 (23 deaths)

Chatham County: 4,123 (75 deaths)

Davidson County: 14,556 (156 deaths)

Davie County: 3,525 (28 deaths)

Forsyth County: 31,647 (345 deaths)

Guilford County: 39,633 (552 deaths)

Montgomery County: 3,048 (86 deaths)

Randolph County: 13,131 (200 deaths)

Rockingham County: 6,806 (61 deaths)

Rowan County: 14,786 (277 deaths)

Stokes County: 3,637 (66 deaths)

Surry County: 7,348 (140 deaths)

Wilkes County: 5,970 (103 deaths)

Yadkin County: 3,621 (46 deaths)

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