coronavirus tests have been administered in North Carolina.


North Carolinians tested positive for coronavirus as of September 22 — 1,168 more than the day before


North Carolinians have died from coronavirus — 10 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 September 22, there are 195,549 cases in 100 counties. Mecklenburg County has the highest count in North Carolina with 27,687 cases and 342 deaths.

Orange County is reporting 2,604 cases and 55 deaths, up from 2,552 cases the day before. Chatham County is reporting 1,613 cases and 57 deaths, up from 1,584 the day before.

How many cases is UNC reporting?

UNC-Chapel Hill is reporting 1,199 cumulative cases among its campus community as of September 22 — 1,129 students, 70 employees. The university had 8 new cases from on-campus testing last week.

UNC began testing for coronavirus in March. Visit UNC’s coronavirus dashboard for more information, such as the university’s quarantine/isolation capacity and current academic operations.

How many people are hospitalized?

There are 905 people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in North Carolina. Within the state, 61 percent of ventilators and 11 percent of ICU beds are available at hospitals.

North Carolina health officials are reporting that 176,422 residents have presumed to have recovered from coronavirus. This data is updated every Monday at 4 p.m.

How many people have died?

The first death linked to coronavirus within North Carolina occurred March 25 in Cabarrus County. As of September 22, 3,286 people who tested positive for the virus 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.