Delay in NC COVID-19 case report leads to highest single-day spike


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports 2,585 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. This is the highest single-day rise in cases.

This is, in part, due to approximately 1,000 positive tests from dates in the first half of the month that were reported to NCDHHS by LabCorp in the past 24 hours. The Department is working with LabCorp to understand the cause of the delayed reporting; however, LabCorp confirmed that individuals were not delayed in receiving their results.

As of Saturday, the state has performed at least 2,218,149 tests since the start of the outbreak. Of those tests, 165,076 individuals tested positive. This number does not account for those who have already recovered.

965 people are hospitalized, five fewer than Friday. 31 additional deaths are reported, rising the total to 2,683.

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