NCDHHS' Response to COVID-19

NCDHHS' COVID-19 Response

Staying apart brings us together. Protect your family and neighbors. #StayStrongNC

Updated daily by approximately 11 a.m. Last updated 11:15 a.m., May 24, 2020.

23,222Laboratory-Confirmed Cases
744Deaths
336,656Completed Tests
587Currently Hospitalized

Stay Safe, Stay Informed

Resources, information and assistance from across state government.

North Carolina's Response

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an international, national and North Carolina public health emergency.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease that was identified in late 2019 and was declared a pandemic on March 11. It is spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, through close personal contact (including touching and shaking hands) or through touching your nose, mouth or eyes before washing your hands. This is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads and the severity of illness it causes.

Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease and those with weakened immune systems seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness.

Learn more about COVID-19 Individuals at Higher Risk How to Help

Get Updates

Sign Up
for Email Updates

Sign Up

Text COVIDNC
to 898211

Need Help?

Dial 2-1-1
or 888-892-1162

Dial 9-1-1
in case of emergency