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COVID-19 Blog: NCDHHS reports 72,983 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NC

For immediate questions, call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at 866-462-3821 or 2-1-1.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — WFMY News 2 is providing daily coronavirus updates with the latest information from emergency leaders, the state's task force, health departments, universities, school districts, and a lot more.  

SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020

1:48 p.m. Forsyth County currently has 3,290 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and a total of 37 deaths. 

1:45 p.m. Guilford County currently has 3,094 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and a total of 117 deaths according to NCDHHS.

1:43 p.m. NCDHHS reports a total of 949 hospitalizations in North Carolina in relation to COVID-19. 

1:39 p.m. As of Sunday at 11:50 a.m. the NCDHHS reports a total of 72,983 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2020 

12:22 p.m. - President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses battered by the coronavirus. The legislation extends the June 30 deadline for applying for the program to Aug. 8. 

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12:17 p.m - Guilford County has 3,055 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 117 deaths according to the NCDHHS.

12:15 p.m. - NCDHHS reports 71,654 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NC as of 12 p.m. 

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020

12:45 p.m. - North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services updates coronavirus case numbers. 

Summary: Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, DHHS reported the highest single-day case increase and highest number of hospitalizations (by far and with only 89% of hospitals reporting). Also, 11% of cases for July 2 came back positive – the highest percent positive so far (Dr. Cohen wants this at 5%). Thursday, July 2 remains the highest testing day thus far. Guilford County reached 3,000 total cases, though Forsyth County remains the Triad county with the most cases.

Numbers to note:

  • 70,241 CASES (UP 2,099) – LARGEST SINGLE-DAY CASE JUMP SO FAR
  • 1,392 DEATHS (UP 1)
  • 999,293 TESTS (UP 28,173)
  • 951 HOSPITALIZED (UP 39) (89% hospitals reporting)

County numbers:

  • ALAMANCE – 1,207 CASES, 37 DEATHS (28 new case, 0 new deaths)
  • CASWELL – 142 CASES, 2 DEATH
  • CHATHAM – 975 CASES, 43 DEATHS
  • DAVIDSON – 1,035 CASES, 15 DEATHS
  • DAVIE – 208 CASES, 3 DEATHS
  • FORSYTH – 3,185 CASES, 37 DEATHS (53 new cases, 0 new deaths) 
  • GUILFORD – 3,000 CASES, 118 DEATHS (54 new cases, 1 new death)
  • MONTGOMERY – 334 CASES, 7 DEATHS
  • RANDOLPH – 1,251 CASES, 31 DEATHS (17 new cases, 1 new death)
  • ROCKINGHAM – 238 CASES, 2 DEATHS
  • STOKES – 133 CASES, 1 DEATH
  • SURRY – 496 CASES, 2 DEATHS
  • WILKES – 586 CASES, 6 DEATHS
  • YADKIN – 338 CASES, 4 DEATHS

News to note: 

As many people begin to travel for the Fourth of July holiday, state leaders are concerned about rising COVID-19 trends in North Carolina. On Thursday, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said we're seeing a steady rise in two trends: trajectory of new cases and trajectory of COVID-like syndromic cases. 

Credit: NCDHHS
Daily COVID-19 cases in North Carolina as of July 2, 2020.

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FACTS NOT FEAR

Remember facts, not fear when talking about the coronavirus. You should take the same measures recommended by health leaders to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses. That means washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and covering coughs and sneezes.

WHERE YOU GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS IS IMPORTANT

It is important to make sure the information you are getting about the coronavirus is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and NCDHHS. Be careful not to spread misinformation about coronavirus on social media. 

For more information visit the CDC OR NCDHHS

NC CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE 

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