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NC breaks record-high number of daily COVID-19 cases


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported a record high number of daily COVID-19 cases. Statewide, there were 18,571 positive tests for COVID-19.  According to a news release, that is 60% higher than the previous record of 11,581 set in January 2021.  NCDHHS said hospitalizations have increased by over 20% in the last three days with currently more than 22-hundred people hospitalized.  That is the highest level since mid-October.  Over 500 adults are in Intensive Care Units across the state. The daily percent of positive cases has increased to 22%. 

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.