Reports COVID-19 Patients Presumed to be Recovered will be updated every Monday by 4 p.m. The estimated number of patients presumed to be recovered from symptoms from COVID-19 is used in combination with other measures to provide a general sense of how many people with COVID-19 have likely recovered from symptoms. Historical Reinfection Data This report was published on Oct. 1, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the definition of COVID-19 surveillance case. To align with the national definition, NCDHHS will begin reporting reinfections with COVID-19 as part of COVID-19 case counts starting Oct. 4. This report provides further background on the updated CDC definition and important things to know about North Carolina’s historical reinfection data. Risk Factors for Severe Illness from COVID-19 Beginning Jan. 26, 2021, NCDHHS will no longer provide updated information about risk factors for severe illness in reported COVID-19 cases and deaths. This information is obtained through case investigations and is often not available at this point in the pandemic due to widespread community transmission and redeployment of public health resources to support vaccination efforts. COVID-19 Cases in Rural Counties This report was published on Nov. 12, 2020. As community spread of COVID-19 continues in North Carolina, newly reported cases are increasingly being identified in rural counties. NCDHHS used The Rural Center’s definition of rural, suburban, and urban counties. North Carolina COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Callback Survey Results This study, administered by the State of North Carolina through a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) contract, was part of a national effort to collect information from people who worked outside of their homes during the time they likely became infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, to better understand how to control the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.