North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,099 new cases of coronavirus Friday, the state's highest single-day increase in new cases, according to a tweet from the agency.
Hospitalizations are also at a record high in the state, the tweet said. A statement from the agency said that 951 people are currently hospitalized.
“We are seeing significant spread of the virus and it is very concerning," North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen said in the statement. “Today we have the highest reported day of new cases and hospitalizations — and that should be a warning to us all as we go into this holiday weekend. We don’t get a holiday from Covid-19. We all need to wear a face covering, avoid crowds and wash our hands often.”
Here's a look at how the state's number of new cases have progressed, according to data from Johns Hopkins University: