Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Wednesday April 22, 2020

Last Updated on April 22, 2020 5:11 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.

North Carolina Emergency Management and its State Emergency Response Team partners have formed a Food Supply Chain Working Group to address food production and distribution issues across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more click here.

NC Medicaid Receives Approval for Temporary Plan Changes to Respond to COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Marriage Ceremonies Resume Statewide Following Order of Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. More information at this link.

First Offender in State Prison Custody Dies of COVID-19. 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


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

CountyLaboratory-Confirmed CasesDeaths
Alamance County550
Alexander County30
Alleghany County20
Anson County180
Ashe County40
Beaufort County160
Bertie County271
Bladen County40
Brunswick County382
Buncombe County463
Burke County778
Cabarrus County2286
Caldwell County230
Carteret County212
Caswell County90
Catawba County431
Chatham County1356
Cherokee County141
Chowan County60
Clay County50
Cleveland County452
Columbus County664
Craven County364
Cumberland County1296
Currituck County20
Dare County111
Davidson County1032
Davie County242
Duplin County350
Durham County4386
Edgecombe County601
Forsyth County1335
Franklin County7513
Gaston County1233
Gates County40
Granville County1185
Greene County140
Guilford County22614
Halifax County341
Harnett County665
Haywood County50
Henderson County12913
Hertford County111
Hoke County300
Iredell County892
Jackson County30
Johnston County12210
Jones County92
Lee County490
Lenoir County270
Lincoln County240
Macon County21
Martin County110
McDowell County200
Mecklenburg County1,28433
Mitchell County50
Montgomery County181
Moore County672
Nash County681
New Hanover County622
Northampton County732
Onslow County331
Orange County1957
Pamlico County60
Pasquotank County321
Pender County90
Perquimans County80
Person County170
Pitt County991
Polk County110
Randolph County822
Richmond County222
Robeson County340
Rockingham County202
Rowan County26914
Rutherford County804
Sampson County230
Scotland County150
Stanly County224
Stokes County110
Surry County120
Transylvania County70
Tyrrell County40
Union County1796
Vance County361
Wake County6169
Warren County30
Washington County212
Watauga County80
Wayne County5855
Wilkes County51
Wilson County1215
Yadkin County111
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