NC Sees Record Hospitalizations, ICUs At 78% Capacity

The Hill reports:

North Carolina on Tuesday hit its record for the highest number of people hospitalized in one day from coronavirus. The state’s Department of Health and Human Services recorded 1,109 people hospitalized between about noon Monday and around noon Tuesday.

The number increased by 69 hospitalizations from the previous 24 hours. A total of 73 percent of hospital beds and 78 percent of intensive care unit beds are in use, according to state figures.

North Carolina has seen a steady increase in hospitalizations, surpassing 1,000 for the past six days and above 900 since June 30. The state’s previous highest-day increase occurred on Saturday, with 1,093 total hospitalizations reported.