NC sees highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases Saturday


RALEIGH, NC (WBTW) – The North Carolina state health department is reporting its highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases in the state.

1,370 cases of the virus were reported Saturday.

As of Saturday, there have been 34,625 total cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed in the state, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

The state health department said that other metrics it tracks have also increased. The percent of tests that were positive climbed to 10 percent and hospitalizations have been above 700 for three of the past five days, NCDHHS said.

There have been 992 total deaths, according to NCDHHS.

According to Robeson County’s latest update, 945 total county residents have tested positive for the virus since March 21. 28 of those cases have resulted in death, the county’s health department said.

As for other nearby counties, NCDHHS reports the following totals:

  • Brunswick County: 133 total cases, 3 total deaths
  • Columbus County: 361 total cases, 27 total deaths
  • Cumberland County: 768 total cases, 26 total deaths
  • Scotland County: 95 total cases, 0 deaths

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