4,965,564

coronavirus tests have been administered in North Carolina.

339,194

North Carolinians tested positive for coronavirus as of November 23 – 2,419 more than the day before

5,039

North Carolinians have died from coronavirus – 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 November 19, there are 339,194 cases in 100 counties.

Orange County is reporting 3,714 cases and 61 deaths, up from 3,704 cases the day before. Chatham County is reporting 2,279 cases and 65 deaths, up from 2,270 the day before.

How many cases is UNC reporting?

UNC-Chapel Hill is reporting 1,408 cumulative cases among its campus community as of November 23 — 1,300 students, 108 employees. The university had 11 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 have died?

The first death linked to coronavirus within North Carolina occurred March 25 in Cabarrus County. As of November 23, 5,039 people who tested positive for the virus have died.

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.

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