In North Carolina, there are currently 1,498 cases of COVID-19 with 23,106 tests complete, per a Tuesday morning update from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
There have been eight fatalities in N.C. associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 157 hospitalizations across the state from the COVID-19 illness.
North Carolinians ages 25 to 49 make up the bulk of reported cases at 43%.
Ages 50-64 make up 26% of cases, ages 65 and over make up 19% of cases, and ages 18-24 make up 43% of cases.
Mecklenburg County. (Charlotte area). has the highest number of cases with 420, while Wake County is reporting 186 cases, and Durham County is reporting 122 cases.
Per the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services, Dare County still has one positive COVID-19 test, which was reported last Wednesday.
Currently, the state is reporting 3,223 total Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, with 793 empty, as well as 17,572 Inpatient Hospital Beds, with 7,024 empty. This number reflects 84% of hospitals reporting statewide.
North Carolina will continue to track and post the number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases. However, it is important to recognize that there are many people with COVID-19 who will not be included in daily counts of laboratory-confirmed cases, including:
- People who had minimal or no symptoms and were not tested.
- People who had symptoms but did not seek medical care.
- People who sought medical care but were not tested.
- People with COVID-19 in whom the virus was not detected by testing.
Therefore, the number of laboratory-confirmed cases through testing will increasingly provide a limited picture of the spread of infections in the state as COVID-19 becomes more widespread and the number of people in the first three groups above increases.