RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday reported 6,130 new COVID-19 cases across the state. On Tuesday, North Carolina reported 4,623 new cases.
The percent of positive tests is currently at 13.5%, down from Tuesday’s 14.7%.
As of Wednesday, 3,503 people in North Carolina were currently hospitalized with COVID-19 -- 161 more than on Tuesday.
Hospitalizations have been climbing since the beginning of July and 416 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been admitted in the past 24 hours.
There are also 856 adult ICU COVID-19 patients in North Carolina right now, 26 more than there were the day before and still the most the state has seen since mid-January.
59% of the adult population in the state has been fully vaccinated.
CDC COVID-19 Transmission Levels by U.S. County:
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