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COVID spread plummeting in North Carolina, state data shows

The latest statistics released by state health officials on Tuesday showcase and hospitalizations at their lowest levels in about three months.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Editor's note: The video above is on file from Oct. 23, 2021.

The spread of COVID-19 has dropped substantially in North Carolina in recent weeks.

The latest statistics released by state health officials on Tuesday showcase and hospitalizations at their lowest levels in about three months.

The share of tests coming back positive has also declined noticeably. The development comes as the state struggles to convince more unvaccinated residents to come in for a shot.

Meanwhile, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters are now available to more North Carolinians who have already been vaccinated. 

Residents are more than four times as likely to get the virus and nearly 20 times likelier to die of COVID-19 than vaccinated people.