NORTH CAROLINA — North Carolina is reporting 2,734 new cases of coronavirus and 21 new deaths in the last 24 hours. There are currently 1,966 COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the state.
According to health officials, there have been 5,295,290 completed tests in North Carolina. This number reflects the testing that is completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health, reporting hospitals and commercial labs.
There have been 5,261 resident deaths caused by the virus in North Carolina.
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According to data from the state, 40% of North Carolina’s Covid-19 cases are in patients between ages 25-49 but they only account for 4% of Covid-19 related deaths. Adults over 65 account for 82% of Covid-19 deaths.
North Carolina has 237 ongoing outbreaks in nursing homes, 135 ongoing outbreaks in residential care facilities and 45 ongoing outbreaks in state correctional facilities.