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COVID-19 cases level off after spike last week

May 26. Coronavirus cases reached 24,140 as of 11 am today, up less than 200 from Monday, even as an enormous increase in statewide testing continues. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reports 352,331 tests, up 49,107 from Friday, a 16.2 percent increase in testing over a holiday weekend.

The rate of positive results is 8 percent — a key metric in measuring the impact of the pandemic in North Carolina.

The vast increase in testing comes off of much larger increases in the number of cases last week.

Data provided by Johns Hopkins University

NCDHHS reported 24,140 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up 176 from Monday’s total.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths statewide reached 766 people statewide, 12 more than Monday and 84 more than one week ago.

NCDHHS said 621 North Carolinians were hospitalized with COVID-19 Tuesday, down six from yesterday, but up from 585 one week ago today.

In Mecklenburg, there are 3,403 cases, according to the NCDHHS. The total number of deaths is at 73, up from 63 on May 18, but leveling off. No new deaths have been reported since Saturday.

To view the NCDHHS data, click here.