North Carolina has recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began. The state’s top public health official on Thursday warned that trends are sliding in the wrong direction and high-risk activities may have to be rolled back. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says he'll reevaluate his Phase 3 reopening guidelines next week. Health officials have warned against large indoor gatherings of unmasked people. COVID-related hospitalizations have increased along with the percentage of tests that are coming back positive. Officials say half of people called for contact tracing purposes are not responding.