Are COVID cases ‘stabilizing’ in North Carolina?

By on January 24, 2021

Update: The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 13 cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 24. The newest cases involve 9 residents of Dare County and 4 non-residents of Dare County.

(Dare County Department of Health and Human Services)

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) reported 6,096 cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 24. One development in recent days that continued on Jan. 24 is the decrease in hospitalizations related to COVID-19, a number that has fallen to 3,303 after getting close to 4,000. At the same time, in the last several days, the state has been reporting more than 100 daily deaths from the virus. The latest percentage of reported positive cases, 10.5%, has remained relatively stable, and notably under than the previous high-water positivity mark.

In remarks during a Jan. 21 press briefing, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said that the COVID metrics in the state had been “stabilizing” in recent days, although public health officials have frequently stated that it takes about two weeks of data before a trend can become identified. There may be further guidance coming from the NCDHHS on the trajectory of the virus in this state during the coming week.


Statewide NC coronavirus numbers on Jan. 24

Link to COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

  • Total reported NC cases – 718,812
  • New cases reported today – 6,096
  • Reported deaths – 8,659 (109 since yesterday)
  • Currently hospitalized – 3,303 (113 fewer than yesterday)
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 253 (down 12 from yesterday)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 353 (down 55 from yesterday)  
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 713 (down 23 since yesterday)
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 579,573
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 5,025 (Dare 2,419, Currituck 1,008, Hyde 598)
  • Completed tests – 8,451,294
  • Daily percent positive tests – 10.5%
  • Vaccine doses administered – 573,130

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 







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