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: 943,693 lab-confirmed cases with 12,387 deaths. DHHS reported 2,475 new cases on Friday. The percentage of positive test results is averaging 5.1% over the last two weeks. NCDHHS is reporting 1,064 people hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19. Currently, 45.8% of the adult population is at least partially vaccinated and 33.3% of the adult population is fully vaccinated. *NOTE: DHHS does not issue COVID updates on weekend, the next update will be Monday, Apr. 19.*
- Cases in South Carolina: 475,601 total cases of COVID-19 with 8,222 deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 577 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday. DHEC is reporting 14 new confirmed deaths. The percentage of positive tests is 4.5%. SCDHEC is reporting that 508 people are hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19.
- Cases in Mecklenburg County: 106,571 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus and 931 related deaths have been reported since the pandemic began. On Saturday, 236 additional COVID-19 cases were reported with 2 additional deaths. 7.7% of individuals tested were positive for COVID-19 over the past week. *NOTE: Mecklenburg County does not issue COVID updates on Sunday, next update will be Monday, Apr. 19.*
North Carolina cases of COVID-19
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