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NC sets new record for positive COVID-19 tests, new cases


North Carolina set another record Wednesday for the highest single-day number of positive tests and new COVID-19 cases. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 dashboard shows 20,770 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday. The daily percent of positive cases is now 31.8%.  3,099 people are currently hospitalized with the virus statewide.  In the last 24 hours, 481 confirmed COVID patients were admitted to Intensive Care Units.  37 North Carolinians died from COVID-19 since yesterday.   NCDHHS reports 70% of the State’s adult population are fully vaccinated and 74% have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.

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.