Coronavirus in North Carolina: NC reports over 1,500 new cases, bringing total past 261,000; Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Piedmont Triad


In North Carolina, about 1,193 people are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus as of 11:55 a.m. on Monday, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

After a long delay, DHHS’s update at 6 p.m. on Friday reflected the largest number of new daily cases in the state on record — 2,716 new cases.

The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina is at least 261,742, and 4,170 people have died. 251,937 are molecular positive cases, and 9,805 are antigen-positive cases.

There have been 3,863,108 coronavirus tests completed. NCDHHS reports that 6.6% of those tests have been positive.

5,573 hospital beds are currently available and staffed, and 14,966 are in use.

As of Monday, Oct. 26, there have been 231,611 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: 5,095 (76 deaths)

Alleghany County: 294 (2 death)

Caswell County: 616 (5 deaths)

Chatham County: 1,922 (61 deaths)

Davidson County: 3,660 (43 deaths)

Davie County: 753 (8 deaths)

Forsyth County: 8,703 (119 deaths)

Guilford County: 11,200 (205 deaths)

Montgomery County: 1,178 (38 deaths)

Randolph County: 3,707 (62 deaths)

Rockingham County: 1,932 (19 deaths)

Rowan County: 4,079 (115 deaths)

Stokes County: 675 (10 deaths)

Surry County: 1,795 (29 deaths)

Wilkes County: 1,689 (37 deaths)

Yadkin County: 996 (9 deaths)

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