Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Thursday April 23, 2020

Last Updated on February 12, 2022 7:03 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.

North Carolina Stay-At-Home Order Extended to May 8, Three Phase Lifting of Restrictions Planned. More information at this link.

Governor Roy Cooper’s Thursday April 23, 2020 Press Conference can be viewed at this link.

Watauga County Schools sets new record for most number of days closed. More information can be found by clicking here.

State Board of Education Approves Year-End Grading Policy, Other COVID-19 Steps. Learn more by clicking here.

Hospitality House Winter Shelter Ending, COVID-19 Protocol Updated. For more information click here.

Attorney General Josh Stein to North Carolinians: Take Action to Get Your Federal Recovery Checks. More information at this link.

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


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