North Carolina just recorded its largest single day increase in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to NCDHHS, the state confirmed a total of 1,768 new cases yesterday, bringing the states total to 41,249.
We also saw one of the largest increases in hospitalizations with 760 now in the hospital with the virus.
#COVID19NC Update for Friday, June 12, 2020: As of this morning, NC has had 41,249 positive cases and 1,092 deaths due to #COVID19. Currently, 760 individuals are hospitalized due to the virus. Today is North Carolina’s highest day of new cases (1,768) since the pandemic started.
— NCDHHS (@ncdhhs) June 12, 2020
There are now talks of a second shutdown as our case load continues to spike.
In an interview with NPR, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said; “If we need to go back to stay-at-home, we will. I hope we don’t have to. I think there are things we can do before we have to get there, but yes, we are concerned.”
South Carolina is also seeing a massive spike in cases. Yesterday, South Carolina’s DHEC announced 729 new cases and 5 additional deaths, bringing the total deaths to 593 and confirmed cases to 17,170.
What do you think about the idea of a second shutdown?
What else do you think should be done to help slow the spread?