Trust for America's Health has a new report out saying that if 35 percent of the population gets the flu, 15 states could run out of hospital beds at the height of the flu season.
That would be 3,227,845 North Carolinians. According to the report , 42,464 people in North Carolina may need to be hospitalized.
North Carolina is one of the 12 states that would be at 75 to 99 percent of their hospital bed capacity.
This is the part of the report that deals with North Carolina.