North Carolina COVID-19 Cases Increase By Nearly 2,900 Over Past Week

WBT Newsroom
May 01, 2020 - 12:13 pm
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On Friday, the state health department reported 414 new coronavirus cases in North Carolina, for a total of 10,923. A week ago, the number of cases in the state was just over 8,000. There have been 399 coronavirus-related deaths in the state. The number of people currently hospitalized is 547, an increase of one from the previous day. Nearly 134,000 COVID-19 tests have been completed.

When it comes to cases in congregate living facilities, officials say there were another 129 cases reported in North Carolina nursing homes along with 11 deaths, for a total of 1,778 cases and 181 deaths. The number of ongoing outbreaks in nursing homes rose by 3, and is now 52. Six of those outbreaks are in Mecklenburg County, 4 in Rowan County and 2 in Union County.

Correctional facilities in the state reporting 986 cases and 9 deaths. There are 14 ongoing outbreaks. In North Carolina residential care facilities there have been 36 deaths, with 357 coronavirus cases and 21 outbreaks.

The number of reported positive cases in Mecklenburg County increased by 24 Friday to a total of 1651, with 49 deaths. Rowan County has 382 cases and 20 deaths, Cabarrus County 308 cases and 11 deaths, Union County 254 cases and 11 deaths, Gaston County 142 cases and 3 deaths, Iredell County 112 cases and 5 deaths and Cleveland County is reporting 47 cases and 2 deaths.

In South Carolina, there are now more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases and 244 deaths. In York County there are 210 reported cases and 3 deaths, Lancaster County has 96 cases and 4 deaths, with Chester County reporting 30 cases and no deaths

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