RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN/AP) – Officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed 4,312 cases of COVID-19 in the state Saturday morning, an increase of several hundred from Friday.
There are 362 people currently hospitalized a the number of deaths has risen to 80.
The death toll has increased by six in just 24 hours, official said.
The positive cases span across 91 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.
Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19, according to NCDHHS.
On Saturday, Johnston County reported five new coronavirus cases, which brings the total to 96 for the county.
Cumberland County Saturday reported six new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total for Cumberland County to 81.
Meanwhile, Lee County confirmed one new COVID-19, which brings the total for the county up to nine cases. There have been no deaths in Lee County, officials said.
Nationwide, the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy’s for the highest in the world Saturday at more than 19,700.
See below for the number of cases by county:
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All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated.