Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Tuesday April 28, 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.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute tentatively reschedules 2020 graduation ceremonies. Learn more at this link.

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games & Singing on the Mountain cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. More information available at this link.

Governor Roy Cooper’s Tuesday April 28, 2020 Press Conference can be viewed at this link.

NCDHHS Announces Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative. Learn more here.

Boone Town Council passes two resolutions: moratorium on rent and mortgage & deceptive rental housing practices. Learn more at this link.

Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Alleghany County. More information at this link.

Face masks required for all inside ARHS facilities. Learn more 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


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

CountyLaboratory-Confirmed CasesDeaths
Alamance County921
Alexander County40
Alleghany County20
Anson County220
Ashe County40
Beaufort County200
Bertie County382
Bladen County130
Brunswick County432
Buncombe County534
Burke County898
Cabarrus County2589
Caldwell County330
Camden County10
Carteret County283
Caswell County180
Catawba County511
Chatham County2746
Cherokee County161
Chowan County60
Clay County50
Cleveland County462
Columbus County948
Craven County394
Cumberland County2187
Currituck County20
Dare County111
Davidson County1665
Davie County292
Duplin County740
Durham County70216
Edgecombe County763
Forsyth County1795
Franklin County10218
Gaston County1373
Gates County70
Graham County10
Granville County1335
Greene County150
Guilford County31820
Halifax County521
Harnett County1457
Haywood County60
Henderson County15516
Hertford County321
Hoke County670
Iredell County1025
Jackson County100
Johnston County14012
Jones County122
Lee County1270
Lenoir County563
Lincoln County250
Macon County21
Madison County10
Martin County160
McDowell County221
Mecklenburg County1,51943
Mitchell County50
Montgomery County281
Moore County692
Nash County821
New Hanover County743
Northampton County814
Onslow County431
Orange County20914
Pamlico County70
Pasquotank County351
Pender County100
Perquimans County120
Person County190
Pitt County1152
Polk County170
Randolph County1543
Richmond County402
Robeson County1063
Rockingham County242
Rowan County35319
Rutherford County1204
Sampson County440
Scotland County240
Stanly County284
Stokes County110
Surry County120
Transylvania County70
Tyrrell County40
Union County2119
Vance County804
Wake County76915
Warren County60
Washington County232
Watauga County80
Wayne County64110
Wilkes County221
Wilson County1526
Yadkin County151
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