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: 210,632 lab-confirmed cases with 3,532 deaths. DHHS reported 1,495 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday. The percentage of positive test results is averaging 5.2% over the last two weeks. NCDHHS is reporting 956 people hospitalized as of Wednesday.
- Cases in South Carolina: 143,623 total cases of COVID-19 with 3,186 deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 197 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Wednesday and 21 additional confirmed deaths. The percentage of positive tests in South Carolina was 15.7%, and the state completed 1,252 tests Tuesday.
- Cases in Mecklenburg County: 28,890 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for coronavirus and 360 related deaths have been reported since the pandemic began. According to county data on the September 27 long-form report, an average of 5.7% of individuals tested were positive for COVID-19 over the last 14 days.
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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The state of North Carolina has set up a hotline for general questions about coronavirus at frequently asked questions. In South Carolina, for general questions about the coronavirus, call the DHEC Care Line 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls 8 a.m.-6 p.m. every day.102,861 lab-confirmed cases with 1,668 deaths.or read the