CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At WCNC Charlotte, we are focusing our coronavirus coverage on facts, not fear. We aim to give our viewers the information they need from officials to best protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Cases in North Carolina: 132,812 lab-confirmed cases with 2,134 deaths. DHHS reported 1,545 new cases on Friday, which is down from Thursday's report of 1,979 new coronavirus cases. Dr. Mandy Cohen said 1,123 people are hospitalized, which is down slightly from Thursday's report of 1,147. As of Friday, 2,134 people in North Carolina have died.
- Cases in South Carolina: 97,554 total cases of COVID-19 with 1,883 deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,265 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 21 confirmed deaths Friday. The percentage of positive tests in South Carolina was 18.3%. The state completed 6,910 tests.
- Cases in Mecklenburg County: 21,694 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 230 related deaths have been reported. During the past week, an average of 170 people with confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in the county.
North Carolina cases of COVID-19
In North Carolina, data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services showed:
A majority of cases were patients between the ages of 25 and 49.
In recent weeks, the demographics of patients has shifted now with 56% of patients being White. 24% of patients are Black.
In hospitals, 76% of inpatient beds are occupied with 78% of ICU beds currently occupied. 75% of the state's ventilators remained available for use.
127 nursing homes statewide are reporting outbreaks.
South Carolina cases of COVID-19
To view a list of cases reported so far in South Carolina, The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released the following chart.
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The state of North Carolina has set up a hotline for general questions about coronavirus at frequently asked questions. In South Carolina, for general questions about the coronavirus, call the DHEC Care Line 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls 8 a.m.-6 p.m. every day.102,861 lab-confirmed cases with 1,668 deaths.or read the