WSOC: New COVID-19 cases, ER visits hit record highs in North Carolina, officials say

WSOC: New COVID-19 cases, ER visits hit record highs in North Carolina, officials say. “Statewide, 18,571 positive tests for COVID-19 were reported, which is 60% higher than the previous record of 11,581 set in January of this year, officials said Thursday. The percent positive rate was 17.3%. The number of people going to the emergency room for COVID-like illness also set a new record at 4,171. The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 has nearly doubled since the beginning of December, health officials said.”

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