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LIVE BLOG: Triad hospitals report most coronavirus patients in North Carolina



TURNING NOW TO THE VERY LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS IN NORTH CAROLINA. IN THE PAST 24 HOURS, MORE THAN 3,800 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN THE PAST 24 HOURS. MORE THAN 360,000 POSITIVE CASES HAVE TURNED UP IN OUR STATE SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN. MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE HAVE SINCE RECOVERED. SADLY, 21 MORE NORTH CAROLINIANS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS SINCE YESTERDA IN TOTAL, 5,240 PEOPLE IN THE STATE HAVE DIED FROM COVID-19. THIS EVENING MARKS ANOTHER NEW RECORD IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF COVID-19. 1,885 PEOPLE ARE IN NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITALS TONIG ARE FIGHTING THE VIRUS. THE PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE CASES IS ALSO UP TO 8.6%. OFFICIALS WANT THAT NUMBER TO BE BELOW FIVE PERCENT. MEANWHILE, THE U.S. HAS REACHED ITS HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS YET. IT FOLLOWS A MONTH OF SKYROCKETING COVID-19 CASES, WITH EXPERTS SAYING THE HIKE COULD GET WORSE DUE TO HOLIDAY TRAVEL. BRITT CONWAY REPORTS. — HAS MORE DETAILS ON WHAT IS PREDICTED TO HAPPEN IN THE COMING MONTHS. BRITT: ANOTHER GRIM MILESTONE. ACCORDING TO THE COVID TRACKING PROJECT, ON SATURDAY, MORE THAN 91,000 PEOPLE WERE IN TH HOSPITAL WITH CORONAVIRUS. THAT’S THE HIGHEST NUMBER RECORDED SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN. >> ABOUT 20% OF ALL PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL HAVE COVID, SO THIS IS A REALLY DANGEROUS TIME. BRITT: EXPERTS SAY THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS HAS BEEN CLIMBING AT CONCERNING RATES THIS MONTH AND COULD GET WORSE DUE TO HOLIDAY TRAVEL. WITH MANY PEOPLE TRAVELING SUNDAY, ON WHAT COULD BE THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAY SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED. AS OF SUNDAY, NEARLY 13.3 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S. HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY THE VIRUS. AND MORE THAN 4 MILLION OF THOSE CASES WERE REPORTED IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER ALONE, ACCORDING TO DATA FROM JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY. >> WE ARE GOING TO BE REGULARLY HITTING 2,000 DEATHS PER DAY BUT THEN GOING UP TO 3,000 DEATHS AND 4,000 DEATHS PER DAY. YOU KNOW WHEN HOSPITAL STAFF STARTS TO GET OVERWHELMED THAT’S WHEN THE DEATH RATES REALLY GO HIGH. BRITT: MEANWHILE, THE WHITE HOUSE TESTING CZAR ADMIRAL BRETT GIROIR SAYS THERE SHOULD BE ENOUGH COVID-19 VACCINES FOR 20 MILLION PEOPLE BY THE END OF YEAR. AND WHILE RESEARCHERS AND OFFICIALS WORK TO GET THAT VACCINE OUT TO THE PUBLIC, THE ADMIRAL SAYS THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE VIRUS’ SPREAD IS FOLLOWING PREVENTATIVE MEASURES. >> THE LIGHT IS AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, BUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS UNTIL WE GET THAT VACCINE WIDELY DISTRIBUTED WEAR OUR MASK, AVOID CONGESTED SPACES ALL THE THINGS YOU KNOW. , BRITT: I’M BRITT CONWAY REPORTING. TALITHA: THIS WEEK, WE CELEBRATED THANKSGIVING AND REFLECTED ON WHAT WE ARE THANKFUL FOR. BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE AMONG THE SURVIVORS OF COVID, GRATITUDE TAKES ON A NEW MEANING THIS YEAR, INCLUDING FOR SHANDEREK DORSEY OF LEXINGTON. IN APRIL HE STARTED COUGHING UP BLOOD. THE THEN-18-YEAR-OLD WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND FOUND HE HAD A HEART ATTACK, DOUBLE PNEUMONIA AND LATER COVID-19. DORSEY SPENT 95 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL AND WAS IN A COMA FOR MONTHS. >> I MISSED TOO MUCH WHILE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. I’M VERY GRATEFUL TO SPEND THE HOLIDAYS WITH MY FAMILY. >> WHAT DID YOU MISS? >> I MISSED MY SISTER’S BIRTHDAY, MY MAMA’S BIRTHDAY, BIRTHDAY, MY NIECE BIRTHDAY. TALITHA: HE CREDITS PRAYER AND HIS MOM FOR GETTING HIM THROUGH. HE SITLL CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE WITH HEALTH CHALLENGES EVEN AFTER BEING DISCHARGED IN JULY. BUT HE IS ALIVE. THIS HOLIDAY SEASON HE IS THANKFUL BUT CAUTIOUS. >> THE PEOPLE I USUALLY SEE AROUND CHRISTMAS, I’M NOT GOING TO BE AROUND THEM THIS YEAR. I DON’T HAVE TIME TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL AGAIN THAT AIN’T ME. I GOT TIRED OF CRYING AN CALLING MY MAMA EVERY DAY AND CRYING AND CRYING WHEN SHE LEFT ME AT THE HOSPITAL. I AIN’T TRYING TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN. CAUSE I’M A MAMA’S BOY. I WANT TO BE WITH MY MAMA. TALITHA: DORSEY ADMITS HE DIDN’T TAKE COVID-19 SERIOUSLY BEFORE BUT NOW ASKS EVERYONE TO JOIN HIM IN WEARING A MAS

LIVE BLOG: Triad hospitals report most coronavirus patients in North Carolina

Here you can find up-to-the-minute information on the coronavirus in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina and the surrounding region. Live Updates: 12:15 p.m. Sunday update: NCDHHS reported a new record of 1,885 people in the hospital because of the coronavirus Sunday. Triad hospitals have more people in the hospital than any other regional hospital system, according to NCDHHS.The state’s coronavirus hospitalization page allows for regions to be separated and isolated, and while not all regions are reporting 100%, the following numbers are of hospitalizations per region:Capital Region Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 125Duke Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 126Eastern Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 263Mountain Area Preparedness Coalition: 78Mid Carolina Regional Healthcare Coalition: 210Metrolina Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 477Southeastern Healthcare Preparedness Region: 75Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 531Click here for more coronavirus coverage from WXII 12 NewsWhat’s New: Week of Nov. 29, 2020More than 13.2 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 266,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.Following a month of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, the U.S. has reached its highest number yet of hospitalizations due to the virus.The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak.North Carolina Numbers:As of Sunday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports:New cases: 3,820Total cases: 361,778Deaths: 5,240Hospitalizations:1,885– This is a record number of hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic, according to NCDHHS.Completed tests: 5,265,649Tests returned positive: 8.6%Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, said the goal for this benchmark is 5%.>>MAP: North Carolina coronavirus county alert systemPiedmont Triad County Numbers:Alamance County has 7,293 positive cases, 117 deathsAlleghany County has 421 positive cases, 2 deathsCaswell County has 843 positive cases, 6 deathsDavidson County has 5,328 positive cases, 52 deaths Davie County has 1,243 positive cases, 16 deathsForsyth County has 13,288 positive cases, 166 deathsGuilford County has 16,703 positive cases, 239 deaths Montgomery County has 1,435 positive cases, 43 deathsRandolph County has 5,376 positive cases, 83 deaths Rockingham County has 3,092 positive cases, 34 deathsStokes County has 1,164 positive cases, 16 deathsSurry County has 2,779 positive cases, 44 deathsWilkes County has 2,662 positive cases, 50 deathsYadkin County has 1,534 positive cases, 14 deaths>> MAP: North Carolina COVID-19 cases by county Resources:

Here you can find up-to-the-minute information on the coronavirus in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina and the surrounding region.


Live Updates:

12:15 p.m. Sunday update: NCDHHS reported a new record of 1,885 people in the hospital because of the coronavirus Sunday.

North Carolina reported a new hospitalization record of 1,885 people in the hospital because of COVID-19.

Triad hospitals have more people in the hospital than any other regional hospital system, according to NCDHHS.

The state’s coronavirus hospitalization page allows for regions to be separated and isolated, and while not all regions are reporting 100%, the following numbers are of hospitalizations per region:

  • Capital Region Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 125
  • Duke Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 126
  • Eastern Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 263
  • Mountain Area Preparedness Coalition: 78
  • Mid Carolina Regional Healthcare Coalition: 210
  • Metrolina Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 477
  • Southeastern Healthcare Preparedness Region: 75
  • Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: 531

Click here for more coronavirus coverage from WXII 12 News


What’s New: Week of Nov. 29, 2020

  • More than 13.2 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 266,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Following a month of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, the U.S. has reached its highest number yet of hospitalizations due to the virus.
  • The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.
  • Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak.

  • North Carolina Numbers:
    As of Sunday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports:

    • New cases: 3,820
    • Total cases: 361,778
    • Deaths: 5,240
    • Hospitalizations:1,885– This is a record number of hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic, according to NCDHHS.
    • Completed tests: 5,265,649
    • Tests returned positive: 8.6%

      Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, said the goal for this benchmark is 5%.

      >>MAP: North Carolina coronavirus county alert system

    Piedmont Triad County Numbers:

    • Alamance County has 7,293 positive cases, 117 deaths
    • Alleghany County has 421 positive cases, 2 deaths
    • Caswell County has 843 positive cases, 6 deaths
    • Davidson County has 5,328 positive cases, 52 deaths
    • Davie County has 1,243 positive cases, 16 deaths
    • Forsyth County has 13,288 positive cases, 166 deaths
    • Guilford County has 16,703 positive cases, 239 deaths
    • Montgomery County has 1,435 positive cases, 43 deaths
    • Randolph County has 5,376 positive cases, 83 deaths
    • Rockingham County has 3,092 positive cases, 34 deaths
    • Stokes County has 1,164 positive cases, 16 deaths
    • Surry County has 2,779 positive cases, 44 deaths
    • Wilkes County has 2,662 positive cases, 50 deaths
    • Yadkin County has 1,534 positive cases, 14 deaths

    >> MAP: North Carolina COVID-19 cases by county


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