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Saturday's COVID-19 update: Guilford deaths rise to 106, statewide hospitalizations hit record high for fifth straight day

Saturday's COVID-19 update: Guilford deaths rise to 106, statewide hospitalizations hit record high for fifth straight day

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The latest on COVID-19 in the Triad, North Carolina and the United States:

Number of N.C. cases: 51,389 as of noon Saturday, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. That’s a one-day increase of 1,549 new infections since Friday.

In Guilford County: There are two different official counts of Guilford County's COVID-19 numbers:

• According to state health officials, Guilford County has recorded 2,352 cases of COVID-19 and 106 related deaths as of Saturday's report. These numbers represent one-day increases of 71 new cases and one new death. Guilford County has had 44 cases of COVID-19 per 10,000 residents since the pandemic began.

• As of 3 p.m. Friday, the latest data available, the Guilford County Department of Public Health said it has been notified of 2,320 cumulative cases of COVID-19 and verified 101 deaths. Those numbers are increases of 76 new cases but no news deaths since Thursday. Since early March, the health department said 310 Guilford County residents have been hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 and 1,244 people have recovered from the illness. 

In the Triad: The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in counties surrounding Guilford continues to rise. As of Saturday, according to state health officials, Alamance County has reported 919 total cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths since the outbreak began, Davidson County has had 729 cases and 15 deaths, Forsyth County has had 2,497 cases and 28 deaths, Randolph County has had 1,032 cases and 24 deaths, and Rockingham County has had 163 cases and two deaths.

N.C. deaths: 1,212 statewide as of Friday, according to state health officials. That’s a one-day increase of 15 new deaths.

N.C. hospitalizations: State health officials said 883 people are currently hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. That's 12 more than Friday and a one-day record for North Carolina for the fifth straight day.

N.C. congregate settings: State officials on Friday reported that there were 191 ongoing outbreaks (two or more confirmed cases) at nursing homes, residential care facilities, correctional facilities and other settings statewide where numerous people live in close contact. The 191 cases is five fewer than the last state report, which was issued Tuesday. In Guilford County, the number of outbreaks declined by one to seven. State health officials said an outbreak at Malachi House II in Greensboro has ended. Ten residents and six staff members fell ill, according to state health officials, and all recovered.

Across the U.S.: According to the most recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States and its territories had recorded nearly 2.18 million confirmed and probable cases as of Friday afternoon. The number of cases increased by 23,138 since Thursday. The CDC on Friday reported 118,365 total U.S. deaths from COVID-19, a one-day increase of 733 deaths.

For more information: In North Carolina, call 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. Get updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211. Click here for more information about COVID-19.

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