The latest on COVID-19 in the Triad, North Carolina and the United States: Note that health officials warn that data is preliminary and can change as information is updated and as processes for collecting data are modified during the pandemic.
Number of N.C. cases: According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, there were 2,684 new cases as of noon Friday. For the second consecutive day, that's the highest one-day total since the first case was reported in the state in March. The cumulative total is 241,623. The total now includes antigen positive tests. (An antigen test, which detects certain proteins in the virus, also uses a nasal or throat swab to get a fluid sample.) There were a total of 37,159 tests completed Thursday. Of the tests returned Wednesday, 6.3% were positive, according to the latest data available.
In Guilford County: There are two different official counts of Guilford County’s COVID-19 numbers:
• According to state health officials, there were 102 new cases reported Friday and one new death. That brings the case total to 10,286 (191 cases per 10,000 residents), with 192 deaths.
• According to the latest information from the Guilford County Department of Public Health, as of 3 p.m. Friday, there have been 10,064cumulative cases of COVID-19 and 187 verified deaths. That's an increase of 78 cases and no new deaths since Thursday. Since early March, the health department said, 737 Guilford County residents have been hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 and 5,846 people have recovered from the illness.
In the region: Friday's state data shows Alamance County had 4,675 cases (276 cases per 10,000 residents) and 59 deaths; Davidson County had 3,374 cases (201 cases per 10,000 residents) and 42 deaths; Forsyth County had 7,968 cases (208 cases per 10,000 residents) and 110 deaths; Randolph County had 3,400 cases (237 cases per 10,000 residents) and 57 deaths; and Rockingham County had 1,670 cases (183 cases per 10,000 residents) and 17 deaths.
N.C. deaths: In all, 3,910 state residents have died. That's 36 more than previously reported.
N.C. hospitalizations: With 97% of hospitals reporting, 1,148 people were hospitalized Thursday because of the coronavirus, according to the latest state data. That's eight more than Wednesday.
Across the U.S.: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States and its territories have recorded nearly 7.95 million confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon. That's 63,486 more cases than Thursday's total. There have been 375,244 new cases in the past seven days. The CDC reported total U.S. deaths from COVID-19 as 216,917 as of Friday, a one-day increase of 892 new fatalities.
For more information: In North Carolina, call 211 or 888-892-1162. Get updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211. Click here for more information about COVID-19.
Contact Jamie Biggs at 336-373-4476 and follow @JamieBiggsNR on Twitter.
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