Coronavirus/COVID-19 Key Items To Know Locally – Wednesday May 6, 2020

Last Updated on May 6, 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.

Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Watauga County, Bringing Total Identified Cases to 9. More information at this link.

State officials and members of the North Carolina Coronavirus Task Force share updates on coronavirus in North Carolina, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Feed provided by UNC-TV

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 County1283
Alexander County60
Alleghany County70
Anson County310
Ashe County50
Beaufort County210
Bertie County532
Bladen County401
Brunswick County492
Buncombe County784
Burke County11710
Cabarrus County32316
Caldwell County430
Camden County20
Carteret County283
Caswell County360
Catawba County631
Chatham County41211
Cherokee County191
Chowan County70
Clay County50
Cleveland County482
Columbus County17511
Craven County434
Cumberland County3188
Currituck County50
Dare County141
Davidson County1869
Davie County312
Duplin County1463
Durham County79327
Edgecombe County1285
Forsyth County3085
Franklin County10620
Gaston County1554
Gates County100
Graham County20
Granville County1615
Greene County220
Guilford County50735
Halifax County731
Harnett County19210
Haywood County150
Henderson County21322
Hertford County461
Hoke County1030
Hyde County10
Iredell County1365
Jackson County201
Johnston County18816
Jones County192
Lee County2071
Lenoir County914
Lincoln County370
Macon County31
Madison County10
Martin County251
McDowell County281
Mecklenburg County1,85057
Mitchell County50
Montgomery County412
Moore County1063
Nash County1043
New Hanover County843
Northampton County934
Onslow County522
Orange County23020
Pamlico County80
Pasquotank County382
Pender County191
Perquimans County142
Person County231
Pitt County1452
Polk County270
Randolph County2754
Richmond County652
Robeson County2883
Rockingham County342
Rowan County43924
Rutherford County1455
Sampson County1081
Scotland County320
Stanly County304
Stokes County100
Surry County201
Swain County40
Transylvania County70
Tyrrell County40
Union County27513
Vance County12010
Wake County93721
Warren County180
Washington County253
Watauga County80
Wayne County68712
Wilkes County1471
Wilson County1847
Yadkin County271
Yancey County10
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