Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Wednesday April 29, 2020

Last Updated on April 29, 2020 5:49 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.

Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Ashe County, Bringing Total Identified Cases to 5. More information at this link.

Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Alleghany County, Bringing Total Identified Cases to 3.

Planning Underway for Phased Reopening of Watauga County. More information at this link.

Watauga County Emergency Fest 2020 canceled. Learn more at this link.

Director Sprayberry, Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen and members of the Coronavirus Task Force provide an update, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

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 County951
Alexander County40
Alleghany County20
Anson County240
Ashe County50
Beaufort County200
Bertie County382
Bladen County200
Brunswick County432
Buncombe County544
Burke County938
Cabarrus County26710
Caldwell County320
Camden County10
Carteret County273
Caswell County190
Catawba County521
Chatham County2876
Cherokee County161
Chowan County60
Clay County50
Cleveland County462
Columbus County1028
Craven County394
Cumberland County2237
Currituck County50
Dare County111
Davidson County1607
Davie County292
Duplin County750
Durham County70815
Edgecombe County814
Forsyth County1945
Franklin County10018
Gaston County1373
Gates County70
Graham County10
Granville County1365
Greene County150
Guilford County35721
Halifax County551
Harnett County1517
Haywood County60
Henderson County15918
Hertford County341
Hoke County720
Hyde County10
Iredell County1055
Jackson County100
Johnston County14712
Jones County122
Lee County1420
Lenoir County603
Lincoln County270
Macon County21
Madison County10
Martin County160
McDowell County221
Mecklenburg County1,56744
Mitchell County50
Montgomery County311
Moore County712
Nash County871
New Hanover County743
Northampton County814
Onslow County431
Orange County21715
Pamlico County70
Pasquotank County361
Pender County110
Perquimans County130
Person County201
Pitt County1202
Polk County190
Randolph County1683
Richmond County422
Robeson County1453
Rockingham County252
Rowan County36619
Rutherford County1234
Sampson County510
Scotland County240
Stanly County284
Stokes County110
Surry County130
Swain County30
Transylvania County70
Tyrrell County40
Union County2289
Vance County846
Wake County78816
Warren County70
Washington County232
Watauga County80
Wayne County64510
Wilkes County261
Wilson County1526
Yadkin County161
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