CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At WCNC Charlotte, we are focusing our coronavirus coverage on facts, not fear. We aim to give our viewers the information they need from officials to best protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Cases in North Carolina: 684,497 lab-confirmed cases with 8,139 deaths. DHHS reported 4,058 new cases on Tuesday. The percentage of positive test results is averaging 11.8% over the last two weeks. NCDHHS is reporting that 3,881 people are hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19. NCDHHS did not report COVID-19 metrics on Monday, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
- Cases in South Carolina: 357,508 total cases of COVID-19 with 5,673 deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 2,570 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday with 11 new confirmed deaths and 2,353 COVID-related hospitalizations. The percentage of positive tests is 23.9%.
- Cases in Mecklenburg County: 77,537 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus and 697 related deaths have been reported since the pandemic began. 13.8% of individuals tested were positive for COVID-19 over the last week.
North Carolina cases of COVID-19
South Carolina cases of COVID-19
To view a list of cases reported so far in South Carolina, The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released the following chart.
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The state of North Carolina has set up a hotline for general questions about coronavirus at frequently asked questions. In South Carolina, for general questions about the coronavirus, call the DHEC Care Line 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls 8 a.m.-6 p.m. every day.102,861 lab-confirmed cases with 1,668 deaths.or read the