NC coronavirus hospitalizations, deaths in one day reach a record
More than 1,290 people are being treated for the coronavirus across North Carolina. That number, reported Wednesday, is a record for the second straight day. Over the past 24 hours, an additional 52 people have been reported in hospitals with the disease.Posted — Updated
Since early March, 118,015 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the virus.
On Wednesday, the state reported the single greatest number of daily deaths to date: 42.
California, with 197 deaths, and Florida, with 216, also had record days for deaths on Wednesday. On Tuesday, six states –Arkansas, California, Florida, Montana, Oregon and Texas – saw a record number of people die from coronavirus.
Across the United States, more than 150,000 people have died, 4.36 million people have tested positive for coronavirus and 1.3 million have recovered.
North Carolina estimates that more than 92,000 people, or 80% of those who test positive, have recovered from the coronavirus over the past five months.
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