State sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in 2 months

  • Source: WTVD-TV ABC 11 Durham
  • Published: 07/15/2021 12:00 AM

North Carolina, like many other states across the country, is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, the state recorded its highest number of new cases in nearly two months. The 995 new positive cases Wednesday is more than twice as many as were recorded last Wednesday, and four times higher than two weeks ago. The percentage of tests coming back positive rose to 5.5 percent, which is higher than the percent positive goal NCDHHS set back at the start of the pandemic. State metrics do not explicitly say if those new positive cases were among vaccinated or unvaccinated people, but nationally the director of the National Institutes of Health said unvaccinated people make up 99 percent of the new COVID-19 cases.


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