COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in NC with 261 hospitalized, nearly 2,600 cases

North Carolina news

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase of people who tested positive for COVID-19 as well as deaths.

On Sunday, officials reported a total of 2,585 people who tested positive and 31 deaths, slightly higher than Saturday. There are 261 people currently hospitalized.

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Although the Saturday to Sunday increase was modest, the number of people in North Carolina with COVID-19 has jumped since Friday — when 2,093 cases were reported.

The number of deaths increased from 24 on Saturday.

Moore County reported the county’s first death on Sunday, along with four new cases, including one at a nursing facility.

Cumberland County officials reported three new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total for Cumberland County to 48.

Wake County numbers increase by four new cases Sunday, bringing the total to 306.

The Charlotte area of Mecklenburg County continued to have the most cases with 664, while Wake County came in with less than half that number.

See the number of cases below by county as of 11 a.m. Sunday.

CountyCasesDeaths
Alamance County180
Alexander County20
Alleghany County20
Anson County50
Ashe County10
Beaufort County80
Bertie County71
Bladen County10
Brunswick County241
Buncombe County281
Burke County151
Cabarrus County671
Caldwell County60
Carteret County150
Caswell County20
Catawba County221
Chatham County210
Cherokee County81
Chowan County10
Clay County30
Cleveland County150
Columbus County50
Craven County150
Cumberland County420
Currituck County20
Dare County10
Davidson County570
Davie County162
Duplin County40
Durham County1861
Edgecombe County50
Forsyth County862
Franklin County140
Gaston County451
Gates County10
Granville County370
Greene County60
Guilford County963
Halifax County100
Harnett County252
Haywood County20
Henderson County500
Hertford County40
Hoke County100
Iredell County440
Johnston County323
Lee County30
Lenoir County70
Lincoln County90
Macon County10
Martin County30
McDowell County90
Mecklenburg County6643
Mitchell County10
Montgomery County91
Moore County90
Nash County210
New Hanover County370
Northampton County420
Onslow County161
Orange County520
Pamlico County30
Pasquotank County80
Pender County10
Perquimans County20
Person County40
Pitt County360
Polk County60
Randolph County291
Robeson County50
Rockingham County61
Rowan County451
Rutherford County140
Sampson County20
Scotland County20
Stanly County70
Stokes County60
Surry County30
Transylvania County50
Union County670
Vance County120
Wake County3040
Warren County20
Washington County40
Watauga County70
Wayne County150
Wilkes County41
Wilson County281
Yadkin County90

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