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NC surpasses 2 million cases of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, North Carolina has recorded more than 2 million cases of COVID-19.

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By
Ali Ingersoll, WRAL investigative data reporter,
and
Jodi Leese Glusco, WRAL director of digital content

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.
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
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
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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