The DHHS reported 1,243 new cases on Tuesday, up from 1,103 on Monday, 1,497 on Sunday and 2,025 on Saturday.
The Nov. 1 case count of 1,096 is the statewide lowest daily total since 871 on July 19.
Between Monday at noon and Tuesday at noon, 19 deaths related to COVID-19 were reported statewide.
Across North Carolina, there have been 1.49 million cases of COVID-19 and 18,336 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The DHHS listed 1,097 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 statewide at noon on Tuesday, up 57 from Monday.
Triad hospitals in 17 counties and the northwestern region of North Carolina reported a total of 253 COVID-19 patients, unchanged from Monday.
One statewide number that appears to be on the rise is the rate of positive tests, which was 5.9% based on 26,050 tests taken on Sunday. The rate was 5.1% on Monday and was as low as 3.9% on November 4.
For Forsyth, the average rate of positive tests was 4.7% over the past 14 days.
The DHHS said 67% of adults in North Carolina are fully vaccinated, or about 5.42 million with the two-dose regimen and 4,440,198 with the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.
As of noon as of Tuesday, 215,832 Forsyth residents – or 56% of all residents – are fully immunized. By comparison, Guilford is 56% fully vaccinated, Durham 65%, Wake 67%, and Mecklenburg 58%.