Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Thursday May 7, 2020

Last Updated on May 7, 2020 5:55 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.

Watauga County Commissioners have issued a new State of Emergency Order and Phase 1, 2 & 3 plans the county adopted this week. View them and get more information at this link.

Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases for Ashe County, Bringing Total Identified Cases to 8, One individual is an employee of Appalachian State University. To learn more click here.

Watauga County Schools families who apply for free and reduced lunch online may be eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefits. Visit this article to learn more.

DMV Headquarters Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19. More information here.

Coronavirus Briefing: Dr. Cohen and Director Sprayberry

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 County1433
Alexander County80
Alleghany County70
Anson County330
Ashe County60
Beaufort County220
Bertie County572
Bladen County451
Brunswick County492
Buncombe County884
Burke County12611
Cabarrus County33317
Caldwell County500
Camden County20
Carteret County293
Caswell County380
Catawba County651
Chatham County42111
Cherokee County181
Chowan County70
Clay County50
Cleveland County502
Columbus County18411
Craven County464
Cumberland County3369
Currituck County70
Dare County141
Davidson County1919
Davie County312
Duplin County1613
Durham County80729
Edgecombe County1377
Forsyth County3325
Franklin County11120
Gaston County1574
Gates County100
Graham County20
Granville County1645
Greene County330
Guilford County53635
Halifax County771
Harnett County19912
Haywood County160
Henderson County21623
Hertford County451
Hoke County1130
Hyde County10
Iredell County1375
Jackson County201
Johnston County18916
Jones County192
Lee County2291
Lenoir County974
Lincoln County370
Macon County31
Madison County10
Martin County271
McDowell County281
Mecklenburg County1,92258
Mitchell County50
Montgomery County432
Moore County1097
Nash County1073
New Hanover County913
Northampton County1025
Onslow County532
Orange County23930
Pamlico County80
Pasquotank County392
Pender County201
Perquimans County142
Person County271
Pitt County1522
Polk County300
Randolph County2905
Richmond County802
Robeson County3134
Rockingham County362
Rowan County45224
Rutherford County1485
Sampson County1261
Scotland County340
Stanly County294
Stokes County100
Surry County261
Swain County50
Transylvania County70
Tyrrell County40
Union County28314
Vance County14710
Wake County96121
Warren County190
Washington County253
Watauga County90
Wayne County69912
Wilkes County1861
Wilson County1928
Yadkin County331
Yancey County70
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