North Carolina reported its highest one-day increase of confirmed cases, with 1,107 cases, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
“This is a notable and concerning increase. As we head into a holiday weekend, please practice the three Ws — wear a face covering, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands frequently. When it comes to our health, we need to work together to protect our families, friends and neighbors,” NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said in a statement.
The health department said epidemiologists were analyzing the data to determine if there were any significant contributing factors.
In addition, 10% of total tests were positive among labs that report both negative and positive tests into the state electronic reporting system.
There are 22,725 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 737 deaths in North Carolina as of Saturday, according to the health department.