CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At WCNC Charlotte, we are focusing our coronavirus coverage on facts, not fear. We aim to give our viewers the information they need from officials to best protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Cases in North Carolina: 85,701 lab-confirmed cases with 1,503 deaths. DHHS reported 1,908 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, also four additional deaths. There are currently 1,070 people hospitalized with COVID-19. The positive test rate for Saturday was 10%, which is slightly up from the two-week average of 9%.
- Cases in South Carolina: 56,485 total cases of COVID-19 with 950 deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,925 new confirmed cases and 10 additional confirmed deaths Sunday. There are currently 1,472 hospital beds being used by patients that have either tested positive for COVID-19, or are under investigation for COVID-19. As of Saturday, a total of 538,022 tests have been conducted in the state and the percent positive was 22.3%, which has risen from about 10% a month ago.
- Cases in Mecklenburg County: 14,446 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 168 related deaths have been reported. Hospitalizations continue to be the most concerning metric in Mecklenburg County with 185 people hospitalized with coronavirus.
North Carolina cases of COVID-19
In North Carolina, data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services showed:
A majority of cases were patients between the ages of 25 and 49.
In recent weeks, the demographics of patients has shifted now with 56% of patients being white. 24% of patients are black.
In hospitals, 76% of inpatient beds are occupied with 78% of ICU beds currently occupied. 75% of the state's ventilators remained available for use.
127 nursing homes statewide are reporting outbreaks.
South Carolina cases of COVID-19
To view a list of cases reported so far in South Carolina, The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released the following chart.
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