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: 705,535 lab-confirmed cases with 8,464 deaths. DHHS reported 7,436 new cases on Friday. The percentage of positive test results is averaging 12.8% over the last two weeks. NCDHHS is reporting that 3,512 people are hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19.
- Cases in South Carolina: 369,782 total cases of COVID-19 with 5,791 deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 3,528 new cases of coronavirus on Friday with 23 new confirmed deaths and 2,293 COVID-related hospitalizations. The percentage of positive tests is 28.4%.
- Cases in Mecklenburg County: 79,764 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus and 721 related deaths have been reported since the pandemic began. 12.4% of individuals tested were positive for COVID-19 over the last week.
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