According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, at least 42 more people died from severe complications due to COVID-19, the largest daily increase in deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
At least 1,109 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, a record high for the state, with 91% of hospitals reporting.
Additionally, North Carolina reported 1,956 new COVID-19 cases and 23,623 more tests, with 11% of tests returning positive--the highest rate since mid-June.
Though hospitalizations are high, NCDHHS reported that 27% of inpatient beds and 22% of intensive care unit beds are still available statewide.
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