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North Carolina Sets Another New High Of COVID-19 Cases On Sunday

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North Carolina reported on Sunday a new high of coronavirus cases for the second day in a row.

North Carolina reported 6,438 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Sunday. That compares to 6,018 cases the state reported Saturday.

Cases have been rising significantly in the state in the past week. North Carolina went over 6,000 cases just two days after rising above 5,000 cases.

North Carolina’s health secretary described the increases as “very worrisome” on Saturday. Dr. Mandy Cohen said state officials were looking at what further actions could be taken to save lives in the state.

South Carolina reported on Sunday 2,538 new cases, compared to Saturday’s record high of 2,715. South Carolina also reported Sunday a positivity rate of 21.2%.