Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Thursday, April 9, 2020

Last Updated on April 9, 2020 5:25 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.

ARHS Healthcare System Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Watauga County Schools to distribute additional meals ahead of spring break. More information at this link.

Blue Ridge Parkway Closes Northernmost Section to Support COVID-19 Prevention Efforts. Click here to learn more.

New Mental Health Supports for All North Carolinians, Including Health Care Workers and Their Families. Click here for more information.

Governor Cooper Signs Order to Tighten Social Distancing Measures, Strengthen Long-Term Care Rules and Streamline Unemployment Benefits Process. To learn more click here.

Governor Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force give an update on COVID-19, Thursday, April 9, 2020.

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


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

CountyLaboratory-Confirmed CasesDeaths
Alamance County290
Alexander County20
Alleghany County20
Anson County90
Ashe County20
Beaufort County100
Bertie County111
Bladen County10
Brunswick County281
Buncombe County341
Burke County422
Cabarrus County861
Caldwell County110
Carteret County191
Caswell County20
Catawba County271
Chatham County260
Cherokee County91
Chowan County10
Clay County40
Cleveland County270
Columbus County161
Craven County190
Cumberland County721
Currituck County30
Dare County70
Davidson County781
Davie County202
Duplin County110
Durham County2431
Edgecombe County151
Forsyth County1052
Franklin County230
Gaston County643
Gates County40
Granville County830
Greene County90
Guilford County1258
Halifax County150
Harnett County342
Haywood County30
Henderson County552
Hertford County41
Hoke County150
Iredell County601
Johnston County575
Jones County30
Lee County40
Lenoir County120
Lincoln County120
Macon County21
Martin County40
McDowell County130
Mecklenburg County8619
Mitchell County30
Montgomery County121
Moore County570
Nash County270
New Hanover County490
Northampton County540
Onslow County241
Orange County981
Pamlico County30
Pasquotank County100
Pender County30
Perquimans County20
Person County80
Pitt County570
Polk County80
Randolph County422
Richmond County20
Robeson County70
Rockingham County92
Rowan County712
Rutherford County281
Sampson County80
Scotland County40
Stanly County80
Stokes County80
Surry County100
Transylvania County60
Union County930
Vance County160
Wake County3710
Warren County30
Washington County101
Watauga County80
Wayne County440
Wilkes County41
Wilson County423
Yadkin County90
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