New COVID-19 cases spike to three-month high in North Carolina

New COVID-19 cases spike to three-month high in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – An after-Christmas spike has caused a three-month high in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the state.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said there were 9,377 new cases on Wednesday, compared to 3,698 the day before.

The last time new case counts were this high was on September 11th with 11,337.

New COVID-19 cases

New COVID-19 cases

North Carolina now has seen 1.6 million confirmed cases to date.

The number of people in the hospital with the virus also took a jump. State health officials said the latest numbers show 2,122 hospitalizations, compared to just 1,090 a month ago.

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