Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Tuesday, March 31, 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.

Additional Cases of COVID-19 Identified in Watauga County. More information by clicking here.

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order to Prohibit Utility Disconnections in the Wake of COVID-19. More information available at this link.

Town of Boone asks not to call 911 for Executive Order questions, info on their website. More information at this link.

CCC&TI Campuses Will Remain Closed Through April 29. More information at this link.

Appalachian State online and alternative course delivery will continue through summer 2020. For more information click here.

Hospitality House Updates Food Pantry Hours. For more information visit this link.

N.C. Education Lottery to extend temporary closing of its Claim Centers. Read more at this link.

NC Highway Patrol will alter traffic stop protocol during Stay at Home Order. 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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