Coronavirus in North Carolina: Hospitalizations increase as NC has fewest ICU beds available amid pandemic; Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Piedmont Triad


In North Carolina, about 2,157 people are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus as of 11:30 a.m. on Friday, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

Friday’s hospitalization numbers are the highest the state has seen yet.

The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina is at least 382,534 and 5,467 people have died. 358,467 are molecular positive cases, and 24,067 are antigen-positive cases.

There have been 5,461,220 coronavirus tests completed. NCDHHS reports that 11.2% of those tests have been positive.

4,751 hospital beds are currently available and staffed, and 16,270 are in use. Others are either unstaffed or unreported.

As of Monday, Nov. 30, there have been 315,979 people in North Carolina who have recovered (note: this number is updated every Monday afternoon).

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

Alamance County: 7,517 (104 deaths)

Alleghany County: 413 (1 death)

Caswell County: 870 (8 deaths)

Chatham County: 2,423 (65 deaths)

Davidson County: 5,681 (55 deaths)

Davie County: 1,339 (13 deaths)

Forsyth County: 14,180 (169 deaths)

Guilford County: 17,597 (259 deaths)

Montgomery County: 1,446 (42 deaths)

Randolph County: 5,732 (91 deaths)

Rockingham County: 3,214 (23 deaths)

Rowan County: 6,093 (136 deaths)

Stokes County: 1,263 (19 deaths)

Surry County: 2,969 (49 deaths)

Wilkes County: 2,858 (51 deaths)

Yadkin County: 1,655 (17 deaths)

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