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CHARLOTTE,NC - MAY 15: Passengers walk between terminals at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on May 15, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Air travel is down an estimated 94 percent due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and major U.S. airlines are taking a major financial hit with losses of $350 million to $400 million a day and nearly half of major carriers airplanes are sitting idle. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

According to reports from the North Carolina health leaders, as of this past Friday there have been more than 6,000 newly reported cases of covid 19 in the state.

With 6,631 newly-reported cases, the state also reported 3,147 people in the hospital due to the virus.

Health officials say more than 94 percent of recent North Carolina COVID-19 cases are in people who were not fully vaccinated. On Aug. 10, state health leaders reported that more than 20,000 North Carolinians tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week.

Officials say the currently available COVID-19 vaccines are the best protection against the virus and its variants.

The state recorded its millionth confirmed case of COVID-19 in late May 2021.