Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Tuesday April 21, 2020

Last Updated on April 21, 2020 5:14 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.

Tuesday April 21, 2020 Boone, NC Town Council Meeting To Be Held Virtually. For more information click here.

Governor Roy Cooper and members of the COVID-19 Task Force provide updates

Civil Legal Aid in North Carolina Still Available During Pandemic Outbreak. Learn more by clicking 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


By Counties

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

CountyLaboratory-Confirmed CasesDeaths
Alamance County520
Alexander County30
Alleghany County20
Anson County180
Ashe County40
Beaufort County150
Bertie County241
Bladen County40
Brunswick County372
Buncombe County463
Burke County758
Cabarrus County2165
Caldwell County230
Carteret County212
Caswell County80
Catawba County431
Chatham County1311
Cherokee County141
Chowan County60
Clay County50
Cleveland County441
Columbus County613
Craven County363
Cumberland County1276
Currituck County20
Dare County111
Davidson County962
Davie County242
Duplin County320
Durham County3984
Edgecombe County571
Forsyth County1285
Franklin County7411
Gaston County1183
Gates County40
Granville County1145
Greene County140
Guilford County19014
Halifax County331
Harnett County625
Haywood County50
Henderson County12913
Hertford County101
Hoke County250
Iredell County862
Jackson County30
Johnston County1228
Jones County91
Lee County440
Lenoir County260
Lincoln County210
Macon County21
Martin County110
McDowell County200
Mecklenburg County1,24531
Mitchell County50
Montgomery County181
Moore County672
Nash County631
New Hanover County621
Northampton County732
Onslow County331
Orange County1893
Pamlico County60
Pasquotank County321
Pender County90
Perquimans County80
Person County180
Pitt County961
Polk County100
Randolph County782
Richmond County202
Robeson County280
Rockingham County202
Rowan County25413
Rutherford County803
Sampson County210
Scotland County130
Stanly County213
Stokes County100
Surry County120
Transylvania County70
Tyrrell County40
Union County1715
Vance County341
Wake County6118
Warren County30
Washington County222
Watauga County80
Wayne County5815
Wilkes County51
Wilson County1184
Yadkin County111
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