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COVID by the numbers: Cases, hospitalizations up; positive test rate down

Oct. 13. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 1,926 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, up from 1,734 new cases yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 cases statewide since the outbreak began in March is at 236,407. Tests, meanwhile, are coming back positive at the rate of 6.6 percent statewide, down from […]

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NCDHHS reports 2,034 new COVID-19 cases statewide

Oct. 9. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services is reporting another daily increase in the number of new cases of COVID-19 statewide above 2,000. Today’s report shows 2,034 new cases, down from 2,428 in yesterday’s report. There have been a total of 227,431 cases statewide since the outbreak began in March. Tests, meanwhile, […]

COVID-19 hospitalizations remain over 1,000

Oct. 7. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services is reporting an increase in the number of new cases of COVID-19 statewide: 1,711 new cases of the coronavirus in today’s report, up from 1,504 new cases in yesterday’s report. There have been a total of 222,969 North Carolina cases statewide since the outbreak began […]

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FAQ: Phase 3 starts 5 pm Friday

Phase 3 reopening starts Friday at 5 pm. It continues until at least October 23. Click here for frequently asked questions from the governor’s office, as per Executive Order 169. Highlights: —Bars can be open at 30 percent capacity or 100 people max, but outdoors only. According to the governor’s executive order, bars cannot serve […]

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Positive COVID-19 test rate rises to 6.5% statewide; steady around 4.3% in Mecklenburg

Sept. 30. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services reported 1,495 new cases of COVID-19 statewide as well as 38 new related deaths today. New cases, of course, lead to hospitalizations, which rose by six statewide for a total of 956, according to the NCDHHS. The state reports new COVID-19 cases on a daily […]

NCDHHS reports 868 new COVID cases, 4 new deaths

Sept. 28. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 868 new cases of COVID-19 statewide under a new tracking system that has also increased the cumulative number of cases and deaths statewide. The new statewide total number of coronavirus cases is 208,248. The total number of deaths reported today […]

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Monday’s NCDHHS report shows decrease in new cases

Sept. 21. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 800 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and four new related deaths. Today’s increase in new cases is down from Sunday’s increase of 1,333 and Saturday’s increase of 1,229. It’s also well below the median number of new cases statewide over […]

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Statewide, COVID-19 deaths drop, but rate of positive tests increases

Sept. 16. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,137 new cases of the coronavirus statewide, up from 1,106 new cases yesterday. There were 38 new deaths statewide as well, but the number of new cases is well below the median of the past month (1,263) and the past […]

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NCDHHS reports higher number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths

Sept. 15. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,106 new cases of the coronavirus statewide, as well as 51 new deaths across the state. The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests rose slightly to 5 percent having been under 5 percent for the past two days. However, the median […]

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Although numbers are smaller, Mecklenburg COVID-19 trends are better than statewide

Sept. 9. By Dave Yochum. The median number of new coronavirus cases statewide during the past seven days is running 16 percent ahead of the past month, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The medians tell a different story in Mecklenburg County where the number of new cases over the past seven days is […]

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