NC reports 35 deaths Tuesday from coronavirus; 2,599 have died since outbreak began
Posted August 25, 2020 12:40 p.m. EDT
Updated August 25, 2020 3:01 p.m. EDT
North Carolina reported 35 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total lives lost to 2,570 across the state since the pandemic began.
Since March, the state has identified 158,663 cases of the novel coronavirus. While most people recover – through Monday, the state reported 136,630 recoveries – 1,000 people remain hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 in North Carolina.
After dipping through early August, new cases of the coronavirus have been on the upswing for the past two weeks, with an average of 1,554 new cases per day.
North Carolina ranks 10th in the United States in terms of the raw number of cases and 18th in deaths from COVID-19.
Across the country, there has been a steady decline in the number of new cases reported daily. More than 5.6 million cases have been identified nationwide, with more than 2 million confirmed recoveries.
The rate of deaths in North Carolina has been relatively steady, averaging 25 per day over the past seven days.
The percentage of positive tests for the coronavirus is also on an upswing this week, from a low of 5.6% positive on Aug. 17 back to about 7% positive on Aug. 25.