coronavirus tests have been administered in North Carolina.
North Carolinians tested positive for coronavirus as of July 4 — 1,413 more than the day before.
North Carolinians have died from coronavirus — 3 more than the day before.
97.9 The Hill and Chapelboro.com are tracking the total number of cases of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 in North Carolina. Visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ website for a complete map. Here’s what we know about the daily numbers.
Where are the most cases in North Carolina?
The first case of coronavirus within North Carolina was reported on March 3 in Wake County. As of July 4, there are 71,654 cases in 100 counties. Mecklenburg County has the highest count in North Carolina with 12,576 cases and 154 deaths.
Orange County is reporting 775 cases and 42 deaths, up from 745 cases the day before. Chatham County is reporting 984 cases and 43 deaths, up from 975 cases the day before.
How many people are hospitalized?
There are 945 people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in North Carolina. Within the state, 74 percent of ventilators and 23 percent of ICU beds are available at hospitals.
North Carolina health officials are reporting that 45,538 residents have presumed to have recovered from coronavirus. This data is updated every Monday at 4 p.m.
How many people have died?
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State of Emergency
Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on March 10 amid the outbreak of coronavirus. “The main purpose of declaring a state of emergency,” said Cooper, “is increased flexibility to respond and prevent, as well as to allocate funds where needed. The state of emergency can help speed supplies and gives health and emergency managers more budget flexibility. It protects consumers from price gauging. It encourages insurers to make testing available for little or no cost. And it expands the ability to use more health professionals who are working to respond to this virus.”
Information for Residents
North Carolinians with questions or concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak can call the COVID-19 phone line toll-free at 866-462-3821. The Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the CDC, encourages North Carolinians to take the same measures health care providers recommend to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses. Those practices include frequently washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, staying home if you are sick and covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow.