7 new COVID-19 deaths in NC; cases increase 300+ in a day, doubled in a week

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The number of people in North Carolina who tested positive for COVID-19 increased by more than 300 between Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,402 positive cases of COVID-19 across 88 counties. On Friday, 2,093 cases were reported.

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An additional five deaths were reported Saturday morning, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 24, state officials reported.

However, Durham County and Johnston County each reported a death Saturday afternoon, which increased the number of deaths to seven in a day.

Currently, 271 people are hospitalized.

On Saturday afternoon, Durham County reported 10 new COVID-19 cases while Johnston County reported seven new cases.

Cumberland County reported three new cases on Saturday afternoon.

The number of cases by county (reported Saturday morning) are listed below:

CountyCasesDeaths
Alamance County160
Alexander County20
Alleghany County20
Anson County30
Ashe County10
Beaufort County80
Bertie County71
Bladen County10
Brunswick County230
Buncombe County271
Burke County130
Cabarrus County651
Caldwell County50
Carteret County150
Caswell County10
Catawba County160
Chatham County210
Cherokee County81
Chowan County10
Clay County30
Cleveland County150
Columbus County40
Craven County130
Cumberland County420
Currituck County20
Dare County10
Davidson County530
Davie County142
Duplin County40
Durham County1810
Edgecombe County50
Forsyth County821
Franklin County140
Gaston County421
Gates County10
Granville County240
Greene County60
Guilford County943
Halifax County100
Harnett County232
Haywood County20
Henderson County250
Hertford County40
Hoke County100
Iredell County420
Johnston County262
Lee County30
Lenoir County60
Lincoln County90
Macon County10
Martin County30
McDowell County80
Mecklenburg County6352
Mitchell County10
Montgomery County91
Moore County90
Nash County180
New Hanover County370
Northampton County360
Onslow County131
Orange County520
Pamlico County30
Pasquotank County80
Perquimans County10
Person County30
Pitt County350
Polk County60
Randolph County261
Robeson County30
Rockingham County51
Rowan County441
Rutherford County120
Sampson County20
Scotland County20
Stanly County70
Stokes County50
Surry County30
Transylvania County50
Union County670
Vance County100
Wake County2830
Warren County10
Washington County30
Watauga County70
Wayne County110
Wilkes County41
Wilson County231
Yadkin County60

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