RALEIGH, N.C. — You will see a lot of different numbers concerning the number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina.
WFMY News 2 wants to be transparent in letting you know we will only be reporting numbers from the NCDHHS, CDC, and local health departments.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services currently reports 1,584 cases and eight deaths on its website as of Wednesday morning.
**Some numbers may look different from the NCDHHS map - that's because some cases have been verified by local health departments, but haven't been updated yet on the NCDHHS site.**
Here's a look at the case numbers in the Triad and other large counties:
Guilford County - 79 cases, 3 deaths
Forsyth County - 63 cases, 1 death
Davidson County - 43 cases
Alamance County - 14 cases
Randolph County - 19 cases
Davie County - 12 cases, 1 death
Surry County - 2 cases
Mecklenburg County - 564 cases, 2 deaths
Durham County - 159 cases
Wake County - 258 cases
To view the full county map, click here.
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.
NC CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE
The state also has a special hotline set up where you can call 866-462-3821 for more information on the coronavirus. You can also submit questions online at ncpoisoncontrol.org or select chat to talk with someone about the virus.
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