NC WILL PASS 100,000 INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS TODAY: At least 99,778 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus and 1,634 have died, according to state health officials. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday reported an additional 1,820 cases of the virus, down from a record 2,481 on Saturday. That total surpassed the previous record of 2,462 set July 11. Five additional deaths were reported Sunday. The health department on Sunday reported completing an additional 15,721 COVID-19 tests for a total of more than 1.3 million. About 9% of tests were positive Friday and Saturday, up from 7% on Thursday. At least 1,115 North Carolinians were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday, down from 1,154 on Saturday, according to state data.