NC hits record high COVID hospitalizations

By 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.


Dare County

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.


Statewide NC coronavirus numbers on Nov. 30

See todays Covid-19 Update for NC interactive charts

  • Total reported NC cases – 364,512
  • New cases reported today – 2,734
  • Reported deaths – 5,261
  • Currently hospitalized – 1,966
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 260 (same as yesterday)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 230 (down 15 from yesterday)
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 457 (up 3 from yesterday)
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 315,979  
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 1,576 (Dare 1,059, Currituck 332, Hyde 185)
  • Completed tests – 5,295,290
  • Daily percent positive tests – 9.5%

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.


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