North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in North Carolina: Latest Map and Case Count

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New reported cases

5,000
10,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
New cases
7每day average
2,131

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests

Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021
Avg. on Apr. 16 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 2,131 +37% 950,078
deaths 20 +26% 12,414
hospitalized 1,076 +11%
tests 26,416 每5%
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). Tests, hospitalizations and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

24%

At least one dose

35%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations

See who is eligible ?

Fully vaccinated

24%

At least one dose

35%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.
Businesses mostly openMasks mandatory

Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, further relaxed restrictions in late March. Capacity limits were lifted for retail businesses and salons, while restaurants and gyms were allowed to increase to 75 percent of capacity, and bars and movie theaters could increase to 50 percent of capacity. A restriction limiting late night alcohol sales was also lifted. Gathering limits were increased to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.

  • What*s open
  • Retail
    Retail stores
  • Food and drink
    Restaurant dining; bars
  • Personal care
    Salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors
  • Houses of worship
  • Entertainment
    Museums and aquariums; bowling alleys and skating rinks; large outdoor venues; auditoriums, amphitheaters, arenas and other venues for live performances; movie theaters; amusement parks
  • Outdoor and recreation
    Pools; playgrounds; gyms
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Exposure risk in your area??

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Businesses mostly openMasks mandatory

Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, further relaxed restrictions in late March. Capacity limits were lifted for retail businesses and salons, while restaurants and gyms were allowed to increase to 75 percent of capacity, and bars and movie theaters could increase to 50 percent of capacity. A restriction limiting late night alcohol sales was also lifted. Gathering limits were increased to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.

  • What*s open
  • Retail
    Retail stores
  • Food and drink
    Restaurant dining; bars
  • Personal care
    Salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors
  • Houses of worship
  • Entertainment
    Museums and aquariums; bowling alleys and skating rinks; large outdoor venues; auditoriums, amphitheaters, arenas and other venues for live performances; movie theaters; amusement parks
  • Outdoor and recreation
    Pools; playgrounds; gyms
Thumbnail for county Covid-19 exposure risk map

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How trends have changed in North Carolina

New reported cases by day
5,000
10,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
New cases
7每day average
2,131

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests by day
50,000
100,000
150,000 tests
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
Tests
7每day average
0
Hospitalizations
1,000
2,000
3,000
4,000 hospitalized
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
7每day average
1,076
New reported deaths by day
50
100
150 deaths
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
Deaths
7每day average
20

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government.

Outbreak clusters

Since March 2020, The Times has paid special attention to cases in the types of places with some of the worst outbreaks, like nursing homes, food processing plants and correctional facilities.

Cases Connected To Location Cases
North Carolina State University Raleigh, N.C. 3,074
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, N.C. 2,216
East Carolina University Greenville, N.C. 2,111
Appalachian State University Boone, N.C. 1,626
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, N.C. 1,475
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, N.C. 1,369
Elon University Elon, N.C. 1,232
University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, N.C. 1,094
North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, N.C. 837
Duke University Durham, N.C. 639
About this data Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace or event.

About the data

In data for North Carolina, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. The state does not update its data on weekends. Prior to March 2021, it released new data daily. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person*s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

  • March 24, 2021: Wake County announced many previously unreported deaths.
  • Feb. 20, 2021: North Carolina added a backlog of about 685 cases from one test center from earlier in 2021.
  • Feb. 3, 2021: North Carolina added many cases from testing at urgent care clinics in December and January.
  • Jan. 2, 2021: North Carolina reported data for two days after reporting no data on New Year's Day.
  • Dec. 26, 2020: North Carolina reported data for Dec. 24-26 after reporting no data on the previous two days.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: North Carolina reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: North Carolina began reporting probable cases identified through antigen testing.
  • Aug. 29, 2020: North Carolina added about 1,000 cases from earlier in the month that a lab failed to report at the time.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

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Additional contributions to Covid-19 exposure risk assessments and guidance by Eleanor Peters Bergquist, Aaron Bochner, Shama Cash-Goldwasser and Sheri Kardooni of Resolve to Save Lives.

About the data

In data for North Carolina, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. The state does not update its data on weekends. Prior to March 2021, it released new data daily. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person*s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

  • March 24, 2021: Wake County announced many previously unreported deaths.
  • Feb. 20, 2021: North Carolina added a backlog of about 685 cases from one test center from earlier in 2021.
  • Feb. 3, 2021: North Carolina added many cases from testing at urgent care clinics in December and January.
  • Jan. 2, 2021: North Carolina reported data for two days after reporting no data on New Year's Day.
  • Dec. 26, 2020: North Carolina reported data for Dec. 24-26 after reporting no data on the previous two days.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: North Carolina reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: North Carolina began reporting probable cases identified through antigen testing.
  • Aug. 29, 2020: North Carolina added about 1,000 cases from earlier in the month that a lab failed to report at the time.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.