By Outer Banks Voice on October 14, 2020
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,926 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 14. Of these cases, 337 were antigen positive tests. Perhaps the most worrisome trend in the metrics tracking the virus in the state is the number of hospitalizations, which increased to 1,152 in today’s report, up 49 from the Oct. 13 report.
In a further breakdown, the number of people hospitalized with suspected-COVID 19 in the past 24 hours (425) is up 81 from the previous day, while those hospitalized in the past 24 hours with a confirmed case of COVID-19 rose to 194, up 55 from the previous day.
On Oct. 15, Governor Roy Cooper is scheduled to appear at a 3 p.m. media briefing on the pandemic and observers will be watching to see if and how he addresses the recent trends in the spread of the virus in the state.
On Oct. 14, for the third day in a row, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 5 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases reported since the outset of the pandemic to 604. Four of the newest cases involve county residents with one individual being a non-resident. All of them, including the non-resident, are currently isolating in Dare County.
See today’s COVID-19 Update for NC interactive charts
Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates o number of reported cases of coronavirus. That number reflects positive results from all tests, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs. There may be other reports, from the media and elsewhere, that will include different numbers during a given day, but this is an effective way of tracking numbers from the same source on a day-to-day basis.
SOURCE: NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES