By Outer Banks Voice on November 22, 2020
It is getting repetitive to say, but North Carolina reported a new record for daily cases of COVID-19, on Nov. 22. The 4,514 new cases surpass the previous high of 4,296 cases set on Nov.19, and is the second time the state has reported more than 4,000 cases in a single day. In other metrics reported on Nov. 22, the number of those hospitalized in the state dropped modestly to 1,571. A more significant decrease came in the most recently reported percentage of positive cases, which fell to 7.1% on Nov. 22, down from 8.5% the previous day.
For the second day in a row, Dare County saw new COVID-19 cases dip to single digits, reporting only 4 new cases on Nov. 22. Two of the newest cases involve residents of the county and two involve non-residents. All of them are isolating in their homes.
Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates the 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
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