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Coronavirus in North Carolina: Another 100 deaths reported, yet hospitalizations continue to fall; Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Piedmont Triad

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In North Carolina, about 1,954 people are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus as of 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, 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.

3,167 cases were reported on Wednesday.

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 829,507, and 10,670 people have died. 728,776 are molecular positive cases, and 100,731 are antigen-positive cases.

NCDHHS says that 7.7% 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 9,719,476 coronavirus tests completed.

5,255 hospital beds are currently available and staffed, and 15,762 are in use. Others are either unstaffed or unreported.

As of Monday, Feb. 15, there have been 765,456 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: 15,138 (212 deaths)

Alleghany County: 895 (4 death)

Caswell County: 1,885 (19 deaths)

Chatham County: 4,031 (74 deaths)

Davidson County: 14,227 (148 deaths)

Davie County: 3,410 (27 deaths)

Forsyth County: 30,744 (323 deaths)

Guilford County: 38,532 (526 deaths)

Montgomery County: 2,943 (82 deaths)

Randolph County: 12,671 (197 deaths)

Rockingham County: 6,620 (55 deaths)

Rowan County: 14,360 (267 deaths)

Stokes County: 3,519 (64 deaths)

Surry County: 7,100 (124 deaths)

Wilkes County: 5,834 (98 deaths)

Yadkin County: 3,539 (43 deaths)

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