Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Friday May 8, 2020

Last Updated on May 8, 2020 4:43 pm

As information and news continue to unfold regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), literally by the minute, here's the latest local information. Updates will be made as necessary. Each link will open in a new window or tab.

Closed N.C. State Parks To Begin Phased Reopening Saturday May 9. More information at this link.

Blue Ridge Parkway officials are increasing recreational access to sections of the motor road previously closed to motor vehicle traffic in North Carolina. More information at this link.

Grandfather Mountain set for limited opening May 15. For more information visit this link.

Ashe County Government Offices to Reopen to Public with Preventative Measures in Place. More information available here.

Brushy Fork Meal Distribution Site to move to Cove Creek. More details available here.

Governor Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force held a briefing on COVID-19 updates. View the replay here.

Monday's COVID-19 test numbers for Alleghany, Ashe & Watauga can be found at this link.

Data provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Updated daily by 11 a.m. Last updated 10:40 a.m., May 13, 2020. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases Deaths Completed Tests Currently Hospitalized Number of Counties
15,816 597  210,457 521 99

Knowing when to dial up or down social distancing and other protections depends on two factors: our Trends in key metrics, and our capacity to conduct Testing and Tracing. Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen announced a combination of key metrics that North Carolina is watching to inform decisions to ease restrictions. These key metrics are included below. 

Laboratory-Confirmed Cases reflect cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs. All data are preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.

Deaths reflect deaths in persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 reported by local health departments to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Completed tests reflect testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs.

Currently hospitalized reflect the number of patients with COVID-19 that are currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals.


Information provided by the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Data up-to-date as of 4:14 pm Thursday afternoon.

15,199 – Number of confirmed cases for North Carolina

1,340,643 – Confirmed cases in the United States

79,935 deaths nationwide


All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Data provided by NCDHHS.

CountyLaboratory-Confirmed CasesDeaths
Alamance County1493
Alexander County80
Alleghany County70
Anson County370
Ashe County70
Beaufort County240
Bertie County582
Bladen County501
Brunswick County492
Buncombe County884
Burke County12811
Cabarrus County33817
Caldwell County520
Camden County20
Carteret County293
Caswell County381
Catawba County671
Chatham County43511
Cherokee County181
Chowan County80
Clay County50
Cleveland County502
Columbus County18613
Craven County494
Cumberland County3429
Currituck County90
Dare County141
Davidson County19910
Davie County312
Duplin County1803
Durham County82931
Edgecombe County1397
Forsyth County3535
Franklin County11120
Gaston County1614
Gates County100
Graham County20
Granville County1595
Greene County340
Guilford County55338
Halifax County821
Harnett County20712
Haywood County160
Henderson County21824
Hertford County461
Hoke County1170
Hyde County10
Iredell County1415
Jackson County211
Johnston County19116
Jones County182
Lee County2381
Lenoir County1054
Lincoln County390
Macon County31
Madison County10
Martin County281
McDowell County291
Mecklenburg County1,98958
Mitchell County50
Montgomery County412
Moore County1099
Nash County1163
New Hanover County953
Northampton County1027
Onslow County532
Orange County24432
Pamlico County80
Pasquotank County753
Pender County231
Perquimans County142
Person County291
Pitt County1602
Polk County310
Randolph County3075
Richmond County812
Robeson County3274
Rockingham County382
Rowan County46724
Rutherford County1495
Sampson County1361
Scotland County360
Stanly County294
Stokes County110
Surry County301
Swain County50
Transylvania County70
Tyrrell County40
Union County28415
Vance County15311
Wake County98622
Warren County220
Washington County253
Watauga County90
Wayne County71512
Wilkes County1981
Wilson County1998
Yadkin County391
Yancey County70
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