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N.C. breaks single-day COVID-19 case record for second consecutive day

N.C. breaks single-day COVID-19 case record for second consecutive day

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The number of new coronavirus cases in Iredell County rose by 35 since Thursday.

The Iredell County Health Department’s Friday afternoon report showed 3,591 COVID-19 cases.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase of 2,684 coronavirus cases Tuesday. Statewide, 241,623 cases have been reported by the NCDHHS.

Friday’s report marks the second consecutive day that the state broke its single-day record for new cases.

The number of people hospitalized statewide is 1,148. The total number of completed tests is 3,531,840.

There have been 3,910 deaths statewide attributed to the pandemic.

In Iredell, 14 are currently hospitalized, and 3,124 are assumed or estimated to be recovered. A total of 410 are isolated at home.

The numbers are broken down by gender at 52% female and 48% male.

Thirty-eight percent of the cases are among those ages 25-49. Twenty-three percent are among those 50-64, 13% among those 65 and older, 15% among those 18-24, and 11% among those 17 and younger.

The county is divided into three regions, with the south (ZIP codes 28036, 28115, 28117, and 28125) reporting 1,400 cases.

The central region (27013, 28166 and 28677) reports 1,448 and the north (27020, 27028, 27055, 28678, 28634, 28636, 28660 and 28689) has 708.

The 28625 ZIP code is split between the north and central regions as the line runs along Interstate 40.

Among neighboring counties, Mecklenburg has 31, cases with 374 deaths, Rowan has 3,854 cases with 110 deaths, Cabarrus has 4,531 cases with 82 deaths, Catawba has 3,855 cases with 57 deaths, Wilkes has 1,533 cases with 36 deaths and Yadkin has 890 cases with nine deaths.

Lincoln County has 2,098 cases and 16 deaths, Davie has 688 with six deaths and Alexander has 653 cases with nine deaths.

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