North Carolina health officials report nearly 30% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are in the ICU.
N.C. hospitalizations: There were 612 people hospitalized on Sunday, according to the most recent state health data based on reports from 91% of the state’s hospitals. That’s 31 more than on Saturday.
Number of N.C. cases: Monday’s data shows 734 new cases, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. The state’s cumulative total now stands at 1,025,826. There were a total of 11,837 tests completed Sunday. Of the tests returned Saturday, 5.8% were positive, according to the latest data available.