NCDHHS' Response to COVID-19

NCDHHS' COVID-19 Response

Updated daily by approximately noon. Last updated 12:20 p.m., October 22, 2020.

Data quality rated A+ by The COVID Tracking Project.

3,718,606Completed Tests
1,205Currently Hospitalized
4,082Deaths
252,992Total Cases
2,400Newly Reported Cases
5.9%Daily Percent Positive

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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.

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