Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Monday May 4, 2020

Last Updated on May 4, 2020 6:45 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.

Confirmed COVID-19 Case Count in Watauga County Updated to 8. More details at this link.

Governor Roy Cooper shared COVID-19 updates and took bill action during a press conference that began at 11:30am. You can view it here.

In a Saturday voting session, the North Carolina General Assembly unanimously passed COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation that spends and reserves nearly $1.6 billion. More information at this link.

Governor Cooper Signs COVID-19 Relief Bills Into Law. More information and details can be found here.

Revenue Decline Due to COVID-19 Depletes NCDOT Cash Reserve, Funds are below required statutory minimum. More information here.

NCDMV License and Registration Expiration Dates Extended 5 Months, Covers credentials with expiration dates from March 1 to August 1. More information 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 County1282
Alexander County40
Alleghany County60
Anson County300
Ashe County50
Beaufort County210
Bertie County482
Bladen County290
Brunswick County462
Buncombe County774
Burke County1129
Cabarrus County31413
Caldwell County360
Camden County20
Carteret County273
Caswell County320
Catawba County571
Chatham County38310
Cherokee County191
Chowan County60
Clay County50
Cleveland County472
Columbus County16710
Craven County444
Cumberland County2798
Currituck County50
Dare County131
Davidson County1799
Davie County312
Duplin County1201
Durham County76723
Edgecombe County1135
Forsyth County2715
Franklin County10519
Gaston County1453
Gates County90
Graham County10
Granville County1605
Greene County220
Guilford County44331
Halifax County641
Harnett County1828
Haywood County130
Henderson County20321
Hertford County441
Hoke County970
Hyde County10
Iredell County1205
Jackson County160
Johnston County16615
Jones County182
Lee County2021
Lenoir County844
Lincoln County320
Macon County31
Madison County10
Martin County211
McDowell County271
Mecklenburg County1,73450
Mitchell County50
Montgomery County362
Moore County843
Nash County1003
New Hanover County793
Northampton County924
Onslow County502
Orange County22918
Pamlico County80
Pasquotank County371
Pender County170
Perquimans County141
Person County231
Pitt County1352
Polk County250
Randolph County2423
Richmond County582
Robeson County2043
Rockingham County272
Rowan County39224
Rutherford County1464
Sampson County880
Scotland County300
Stanly County294
Stokes County100
Surry County161
Swain County40
Transylvania County70
Tyrrell County40
Union County26312
Vance County1127
Wake County89119
Warren County170
Washington County253
Watauga County80
Wayne County68511
Wilkes County1151
Wilson County1807
Yadkin County241
Yancey County10
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