NEARLY 400,000 NORTH CAROLINIANS HAVE CONTRACTED CORONAVIRUS: At least 394,990 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus and 5,543 have died, according to state health officials. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday reported 6,438 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous daily record of 6,018 cases reported the day before. Saturday marked the first time daily cases had exceeded 6,000. A record 2,191 people in North Carolina were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Sunday. About 10.4% of tests were reported positive as of Friday, the latest day for which data are available. North Carolina expects to receive 85,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which Cohen said will be enough to vaccinate workers at 50 to 60 hospitals statewide, during the first week of distribution.