COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NC DROP BELOW 1,000: At least 2,606,754 coronavirus cases have been reported in North Carolina, and at least 22,922 people have died since March 2020, according to state health officials. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, March 11, reported 1,849 new COVID-19 cases, up from 1,783 the day before. An additional 30 coronavirus-related deaths were added to the total. At least 960 people were reported hospitalized with COVID-19 as of March 11, a drop from 1,012 the day before. The last time fewer than 1,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 was July 25, 2021. 182 adults were being treated in intensive care units as of March 10, health officials said. As of March 8, the latest date with available information, 3% of coronavirus tests were reported positive. A lot of good developments, but I can't help but wonder when the next viral shoe will drop.