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NC surpasses 2 million cases of COVID-19

Posted January 12, 2022 10:47 a.m. EST
Updated January 14, 2022 1:02 p.m. EST

Since the start of the pandemic, North Carolina has recorded more than 2 million cases of COVID-19. That doesn't necessarily mean 2 million people have tested positive for the virus, since the number includes every test, not every individual. Some people have had the virus more than once, and others have had multiple positive tests while trying to see if their body has cleared the virus.

35,754: New cases of COVID-19 reported in North Carolina on Jan. 14, 2022.

New reported COVID-19 cases, deaths in NC

New laboratory confirmed cases and deaths are based on daily reporting from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services via the agency's COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard started publishing case counts on March 13 and death counts on March 26. Because these case and death numbers can lag slightly based on the time it takes labs to process tests and health officials to confirm cases, we're also calculating a seven-day rolling average to show the curve of cases. NOTE: This chart now includes cases and deaths identified through antigen testing, which DHHS began reporting on its dashboard on Sept. 25. Read more about the corrections and compare the changes here.

Source: N.C. DHHS
Graphic: Tyler Dukes, WRAL

44,833: New cases of COVID-19 reported in North Carolina on Jan. 13, 2022. It's important to note there was an irregularity in Thursday's results. From Dec. 31 through Jan. 11, some laboratory results from the GENETWORx laboratory were not submitted to the state, causing Thursday's numbers to be higher as the figures included data that otherwise would have been reported earlier. The state said 36,473 test results, including 10,791 positive results, were not included in earlier reports.

25,445: New cases of COVID-19 reported in North Carolina on Jan. 12, 2022.

6,978: New cases of COVID-19 reported in North Carolina on Jan. 12, 2021.

26,805: Rolling, seven-day average of new cases of COVID reported in North Carolina on Jan. 13, 2022.

8,781: Rolling, seven-day average of new cases of COVID reported in North Carolina on Jan. 12, 2021.

More than 4,300 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, the highest number to date, although not all of those people have coronavirus symptoms. In North Carolina hospitals, about 18% of patients are testing positive for COVID-19.

4,381: People in NC hospitals with COVID-19 on Jan. 13, 2022

430: COVID patients on ventilators statewide on Jan. 11, 2022

240: Available hospital beds across Wake, Johnston, Franklin, Lee and Harnett counties on Jan. 11, 2022

Total reported COVID-19 cases, deaths in NC

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services updates the number of cumulative lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths daily at around noon. This chart shows the cumulative count of cases. NOTE: This chart now includes cases and deaths identified through antigen testing, which DHHS began reporting on its dashboard on Sept. 25. Read more about the corrections and compare the changes here.

776,455: Cases of COVID reported across the United States on Jan. 14, 2022

2,011,302: COVID cases to date in North Carolina

19,706: Deaths in North Carolina from coronavirus

Total COVID-19 cases, deaths by county

This North Carolina map of COVID-19 cases is updated daily based on cumulative numbers of county-level COVID-19 cases and deaths reported by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Click on or hover over any highlighted county in the map to see details of the cases in that county. Darker shaded counties have the highest number of cases. NOTE: As of Sept. 28, the data on this map includes cases and deaths identified both through PCR and antigen tests.

Source: N.C. DHHS
Graphic: Alex Phillips & Tyler Dukes, WRAL

10: Rank of North Carolina among states with greatest number of reported cases

15: Rank of North Carolina among states by number of coronavirus deaths

59%: Population of North Carolina with either two shots of Pfizer or Moderna or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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