North Carolina COVID trends improve despite low vaccinations

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) β€” The number of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina has increased by more than 1,000 cases in one day.

The state reported 3,413 new cases on Wednesday. That compares to 2,188 North Carolina reported on Tuesday. It’s the highest rate the state has reported since Feb. 20.

North Carolina also saw over 100 new hospitalizations reported Wednesday. The state reported 1,580 people in the hospital due to COVID-19. That compares to 1,465 on Tuesday.

There are 388 adult COVID-19 patients in intensive care; 26% of COVID-19 hospitalized patients are in the ICU statewide. There also were 21 new deaths from COVID-19 reported Wednesday.

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