COVID-19: Hospitalizations across state continue to drop
Here are the latest state COVID-19 updates.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The number of people with COVID-19 who are in the hospital continues to drop across the state.
The latest figures from the state Department of Health and Human Services showed just 1,319 hospitalizations, compared to nearly 4,000 in early January.
DHHS also reported 42 new deaths over the weekend, raising that total to 11,254.
New cases increased by just 1,466. There are now 862,170 positive cases since the pandemic began nearly a year ago.
FEB. 27 UPDATE
As of Saturday, Covid-19 hospitalizations are continuing to decline.
Comparing Friday’s numbers, hospitalizations have decreased by 51 people, NCDHHS is reporting 1,414 people currently hospitalized.
There are 2,643 newly reported cases with 858,548 cases reported since the pandemic and 11,212 deaths.
FEB. 26 UPDATE
COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue to fall in North Carolina.
The latest numbers from NCDHHS show that there are 1,465 people receiving care.
Daily cases ticked down slightly with another 2,924 cases being added in the last day.
There have been over 855,000 cases and 11,186 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Two more deaths have been reported in Duplin County while Craven County saw one additional death.
FEBRUARY 25 UPDATE
There are at least four new deaths across Eastern Carolina due to the coronavirus.
New statistics from the state Department of Health and Human Services show two more people have died in Washington County. That now raises their death toll to 30.
DHHS also said Carteret County recorded its 44th death, while Duplin County’s total now stands at 125.
Statewide, there were 63 new deaths, bringing the total to 11,137.
State health officials said the number of people in the hospital with the virus is now below 1,500.
DHHS also reported total cases in North Carolina is at 852,981, an increase of 3,351 since Wednesday.
North Carolina surged past 11,000 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.
State health officials say there were 109 new deaths, bringing the total now to 11,074.
Three more Eastern Carolina counties are reporting additional COVID-19 deaths.
Beaufort County’s death toll is now at 81, according to health officials.
In Jones County, 10 more deaths were reported, bringing the total to 26 since the pandemic began. For the first time in a while, the county is reporting less than 40 cases. Health officials say there are 36 active cases in the county.
Health officials in Martin County are reporting three additional deaths, bringing the total to 40 in the county since the pandemic began.
Hospitalizations across the state continue to fall, with a total of 1,530 people currently hospitalized with the virus. That’s the lowest number of hospitalizations reported in the last month.
There have been 849,630 cases in North Carolina since the pandemic started, an increase of 3,346 since Tuesday.
FEBRUARY 23 UPDATE
The number of new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday dropped to just 1,514...compared to more than 12,000 three weeks ago.
The state Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday afternoon that there were 846,284 positive cases in the state since the pandemic began nearly a year ago. The number of new cases has been steadily dropping since that February 4th spike.
The state had 61 new deaths since Monday’s report, including new deaths in both Bertie and Lenoir counties. Across the state, the death toll now stands at 10,965.
People in the hospital continue to drop, with just 1,563 hospitalizations, according to DHHS.
FEBRUARY 22ND UPDATE
A new COVID-19 county alert map released Monday afternoon shows just 27 red counties, a big drop from earlier this month.
The state Department of Health and Human Services says today’s report shows the fewest red counties in the state since the county alert system began.
There are 40 orange counties and 33 yellow counties.
Here in Eastern Carolina, Greene, Pitt, & Martin counties went from orange to yellow, while Bertie and Onslow counties improved from red to yellow.
The number of people in the hospital with the coronavirus continues to drop in North Carolina.
The state Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday there were just 1,567 hospitalizations, the lowest number since before Thanksgiving.
The number of people in the hospital peaked in mid-January at close to 4,000.
Other statistics showed only eight new deaths across the state, bringing that number to 10,934.
The total number of cases hit 844,770 on Monday, an increase of 2,133 since Sunday.
FEBRUARY 21ST UPDATE
Hospitalizations continue to decrease here in North Carolina with only 1,647 hospitalized due to COVID-19
There have been 2,541 newly reported coronavirus cases Sunday.
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, there is now a total number of 842,637 total confirmed cases.
The death toll stands at 10,926.
FEBRUARY 20 UPDATE
More than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday but the number is slightly inflated due to a delay in reporting, according to NCDHHS.
“The number of new COVID-19 cases on Saturday include a number of cases from tests performed at the UNC Health Southeastern COVID-19 Testing site at UNC Health Southeastern Hospital since Dec. 30, 2020 that had not been previously reported to NCDHHS,” the website said.
The delayed reports account for 685 of the 3,446 new COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday. The delay in reporting to NCDHHS did not impact patient notifications or care from UNC Health Southeastern, according to the website.
Hospitalizations continue to fall across the state with 1,708 people hospitalized, which is the fewest since Nov. 23.
The state reported 76 additional deaths on Saturday, bringing the total to 10,896.
North Carolina has had a total of 840,096 cases.
FEBRUARY 19 UPDATE
As hospitalizations continue to fall across the state, more deaths are reported across Eastern Carolina.
Onslow County says two more residents have died from the virus. Their death toll has reached 133.
Beaufort County health officials are reporting an additional death, bringing the total to 80 in the county. Health officials say 3,913 people have recovered from the virus and there are currently 226 positive cases in the county.
Two more deaths were reported in Bertie County, bringing the total to 41.
Martin County health officials are also reporting two additional deaths. County health officials say 39 people have died from the virus and an estimated 1,810 people are believed to have recovered.
Across the state, there were 54 new deaths. The North Carolina death toll from COVID-19 now is at 10,820.
Hospitalizations continued their drop, to a new 2021 low of 1,780, while total cases stand at 836,650.
FEBRUARY 18 UPDATE
Deaths in Onslow County continue to rise from the coronavirus.
Statistics released this afternoon by the state Department of Health and Human Services show the county had two additional fatalities. Onslow County’s death toll now stands at 131.
Statewide, there were 96 additional deaths reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 10,766.
DHHS also reports another 3,916 cases of the virus. That total now stands at 833,423 positive cases.
There was some good news on Thursday, as the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 dropped to 1,892.
FEBRUARY 17TH UPDATE
Lenoir County says six more people have died from the coronavirus.
The county health department Wednesday morning says five of the deaths were from people over 65, and all six victims had underlying health conditions.
The additional fatalities bring Lenoir County’s death toll to 111.
Also on Wednesday, Onslow County had three more deaths, while Hyde, Martin, and Washington counties each had one additional fatality.
Statewide, North Carolina had 108 new deaths from the virus, bringing the total to 10,670.
The state Department of Health and Human Services said total cases increased by 3,167 to hit 829,507, while people in the hospital with the virus was down by 19, to 1,954.
FEBRUARY 16TH UPDATE
Four Eastern Carolina counties saw more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, according to state health officials.
Carteret County had two new deaths, bringing their death toll to 43. This as Craven, Martin, and Washington counties each had one more fatality due to the virus.
Statewide, the death toll jumped by 61 on Tuesday. It now stands at 10,562.
Total positive cases now stand at 826,340, an increase of slightly less than 2,000 new cases.
People in the hospital continue to be stable, sitting at 1,958, up only four from Monday’s report.
FEBRUARY 15TH UPDATE
Two Eastern Carolina counties saw new deaths on Monday from the coronavirus.
The state Department of Health and Human Services reported that two more people have died in Lenoir County. That brings their death toll to 103 victims.
Onslow County also saw an additional death from the virus, raising their total to 126.
Statewide, the death toll now stands at 10,501 people.
The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 continues to drop. DHHS said on Monday that now stood at 1,941, the second day in a row it dropped below 2,000.
There were 2,458 new cases across the state, with a total now at 824,352.
FEBRUARY 14TH UPDATE
Coronavirus Hospitalizations have dipped below 2,000 for the first time since November.
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 3,170 new cases reported Sunday afternoon bringing the state total to 821,898 confirmed cases.
There have been 38 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths in our state bringing the death toll to 10,491.
There have been 9,623,364 completed tests in our state.
FEBRUARY 13TH UPDATE
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 77 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday and the total number of deaths in the state is 10,453.
Although the number of deaths reported on Saturday is a high number, hospitalizations have declined with 2,101 reported currently hospitalized, according to the dashboard.
There are 4,130 new cases reported Saturday and the total number of confirmed cases is 818,724.