North Carolina sees biggest daily jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases


RALEIGH, NC (WBTW) – The North Carolina state health department reported the state’s highest one-day number of confirmed COVID-19 cases so far for the state.

1,107 cases were reported by the NC Department of Health and Human Services Saturday.

“This is a notable and concerning increase. As we head into a holiday weekend, please practice the three Ws – wear a face covering, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands frequently. When it comes to our health, we need to work together to protect our families, friends and neighbors,” NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said in a news release.

Ten percent of total tests were positive among labs that report both negative and positive tests into the state electronic reporting system.

State health experts are looking at data to learn why. More info can be found here.

There has been a total of 22,725 COVID-19 cases and 737 deaths reported in North Carolina.

According to the latest update issued Friday by the Robeson County Health Department, 669 county residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since March 21. 14 of those cases resulted in death.

NCDHHS reports the following numbers in nearby counties:

  • Brunswick County: 74 cases, 2 deaths
  • Columbus County: 289 cases, 21 deaths
  • Cumberland County: 559 cases, 14 deaths
  • Scotland County: 62 cases, 0 deaths

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