Coronavirus in North Carolina: North Carolina less than 500 coronavirus cases from hitting 1 million since start of pandemic


In North Carolina, about 695 people are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus as of 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

On Wednesday, 866 new cases were reported.

The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina is at least 999,567 and 13,031 people have died. 852,507 are molecular positive cases, and 147,060 are antigen-positive cases.

NCDHHS says that 3.8% of daily coronavirus tests conducted since the last report have been positive. To calculate daily percent positive NCDHHS only uses molecular test results from laboratories that report both positives and negatives through electronic laboratory reporting in NC COVID.

There have been a total of 13,140,869 coronavirus tests completed.

48.4% of adults in North Carolina are fully vaccinated, and 52.9% are partially vaccinated.

As of Monday, May 24, there have been 972,066 people in North Carolina who have recovered (note: this number is updated every Monday afternoon).

Here is a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Piedmont Triad:

Alamance County: 18,627 (287 deaths)

Alleghany County: 1,070 (5 deaths)

Caswell County: 2,185 (29 deaths)

Chatham County: 4,707 (89 deaths)

Davidson County: 16,808 (192 deaths)

Davie County: 4,135 (38 deaths)

Forsyth County: 36,372 (380 deaths)

Guilford County: 48,103 (709 deaths)

Montgomery County: 3,338 (94 deaths)

Randolph County: 15,151 (230 deaths)

Rockingham County: 7,744 (113 deaths)

Rowan County: 17,009 (306 deaths)

Stokes County: 4,154 (80 deaths)

Surry County: 8,330 (165 deaths)

Wilkes County: 6,764 (113 deaths)

Yadkin County: 4,089 (51 deaths)

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