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: 252,992 lab-confirmed cases with 4,082
deaths. DHHS reported 2,400 new cases of coronavirus reported Thursday. The percentage of positive test results is averaging 6.2% over the last two weeks. NCDHHS is reporting 1,205 people hospitalized. It is the first time the state has reported a coronavirus patient count above 1,200 since July, when viral spread was highest in the state.
- Cases in South Carolina: 160,348 total cases of COVID-19 with 3,526, deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 921 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday and 40 additional confirmed deaths. The daily percentage of positive tests in South Carolina was 12.9%, and the state completed 7,160 tests as of Thursday.
- Cases in Mecklenburg County: 31,878 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for coronavirus and 377 related deaths have been reported since the pandemic began. 6.0% of individuals tested were positive for COVID-19 over the last week, which on average has been holding steady.
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