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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall Below 3,000 For The First Time In Weeks


North Carolina COVID-19 hospitalizations have fallen below 3,000 for the first time since August 20th. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rapidly increased across North Carolina this summer due to the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 dashboard, as of Thursday, 2,943 people are currently hospitalized with the virus. 810 people are in Intensive Care units across the state.  4,765 new COVID-19 cases were reported since Wedneday. The daily percent of positive cases is at 7.7%. A total of 16,524 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.