By Outer Banks Voice on November 30, 2020
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,734 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 30. While that is a relatively low number of new daily cases during this fall surge, there are several other ominous metrics that have been reported today. A record high number of hospitalizations was reported today, 1,966, marking the first time that the total surpassed 1,900. At the same time, the percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered rose to 9.5%, a level not seen at any other point this month.
State officials are slated to hold another COVID briefing, tomorrow, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m.
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 30, with two of the six individuals hospitalized with the virus. Three of the new cases involve Dare County residents and three involve non-residents. The two people hospitalized are a female resident of the county who is 65 or older and a male non-resident who is also at least 65 years old.
See todays 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