North Carolina has seen an increase in the percentage of positive cases, according to the state’s Covid-19 dashboard and Dr. Mandy Cohen, the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
“As we look at our the last week of what we are seeing in our trends, yes, largely we are seeing clusters coming from our university settings, largely these are happening off campus. We are seeing that at parties or at housing that is off-campus sorority or fraternity houses, other group houses. We’re seeing some clusters on on campus universities in dormitory settings. We know that congregate living settings or settings for folks, large groups of folks live together are more likely to spread this virus,” Cohen said.
North Carolina has 1,244 new cases of Covid-19 for a total of 158,985 lab confirmed cases, Gov. Roy Cooper said in a news conference today.
There are 1,004 people hospitalized from Covid-19 and a total of 2,606 people have died from Covid-19, Cooper said.
Note: These numbers were released by the North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.