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Monday's COVID-19 update: 27 new cases reported in Guilford County

Monday's COVID-19 update: 27 new cases reported in Guilford County

Novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, Wuhan coronavirus or 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease.

The latest on COVID-19 in the Triad, North Carolina and the United States, with an afternoon update from Guilford County and the CDC: 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 845 new cases as of 11:50 a.m. Monday, for a cumulative total of 185,781. There were 13,313 tests completed Monday. Of the tests returned Saturday, 4.8% 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 27 additional cases reported Monday and no new deaths. That brings the case total to 7,700 (144 cases per 10,000 residents), with 174 deaths.

• According to the latest information from the Guilford County Department of Public Health, as of 3 p.m. Monday, there have been 7,741 cumulative cases of COVID-19 and 166 verified deaths. That's an increase of 218 cases and no new deaths since Friday. Since early March, the health department said, 633 Guilford County residents have been hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 and 4,481 people have recovered from the illness.

In the region: Monday's state data shows Alamance County had 3,573 cases (215 cases per 10,000 residents) and 48 deaths; Davidson County had 2,452 cases (147 cases per 10,000 residents) and 33 deaths; Forsyth County had 6,634 cases (175 cases per 10,000 residents) and 86 deaths; Randolph County had 2,590 cases (181 cases per 10,000 residents) and 49 deaths; and Rockingham County had 1,074 cases (118 cases per 10,000 residents) and 13 deaths.

N.C. deaths: In all, 3,060 state residents have died. That's eight more than Sunday.

N.C. hospitalizations: With 92% of hospitals reporting, 895 people were hospitalized Sunday because of the coronavirus, according to the latest state data. That's 60 more than Saturday.

Across the U.S.: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States and its territories have recorded about 6.5 million confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon. There have been 241,814 new cases in the past seven days. The CDC reported total U.S. deaths from COVID-19 as 193,705 as of Monday, a one-day increase of 510 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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